DeepMind: How are companies using it?

The artificial intelligence company has already developed some powerful applications of its technology


DeepMind has attracted mixed headlines since Google paid £400 million for the UK-based AI startup in 2014. The awe inspired by DeepMind's AlphaGo system defeating Go world champion Lee Sedol was soon tempered by criticisms of its controversial access to personal health records, which the ICO ruled had breached the Data Protection Act, and the concerns grew when Google announced it would be taking control of DeepMind Health.

Trust has wavered ever since, but the AI developed in the DeepMind lab in King's Cross, London continues to lead the world and is finding its way into some intriguing applications.

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