Real-world use cases for Google DeepMind’s AI systems

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

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DeepMind has attracted mixed headlines since Google paid £400 million for the AI startup in January 2014. The awe inspired by DeepMind's AlphaGo system defeat of Go world champion Lee Sedol was quickly by criticisms of its controversial access to personal health records, which the ICO ruled had breached the Data Protection Act.

Trust has wavered ever since, but the AI developed in the DeepMind lab in King's Cross, London continues to lead the world. The company has worked with a small number of organisations to implement its technology so far, where some intriguing real-life use cases have already emerged.

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