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Google And DeepMind Consolidate AI Teams To Boost AI Research

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Updated on Mon, Apr 22, 2024

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As technology conglomerates and AI companies look to boost their artificial intelligence (AI) and generative artificial intelligence (GenAI) offerings, they’re on the lookout to make various moves.

This includes strategic partnerships with other companies, investing big in technology and human resources and boosting their AI research teams.

Keeping this in mind, Google and DeepMind came out with an announcement that’s set to boost their AI research and development capabilities.

So, what did the two announce? Let’s explore!

What Did Google And DeepMind Announce?

  • In a blog post published by Sundar Pichai, the CEO of Google and Alphabet on Google’s website, the company’s leader revealed that the two companies will consolidate their AI teams.

  • This includes the Brain team from Google Research and DeepMind combining to create a single, focused unit called Google DeepMind.

  • On the other hand, Google DeepMind’s CEO, Demis Hassabis also published a blog post directed at the company’s employees, informing them of the move.

  • The aim is to hone the talents and efforts of both the leading organizations to “progress towards a world in which AI helps solve the biggest challenges facing humanity”.

  • This includes ensuring the development of general AI will be done in a safe and responsible manner, allowing the company to build more capable systems more safely and responsibly.

  • The move will help the companies garner a better opportunity to deliver AI research and products to improve the lives of billions of people, transform industries, advance science and serve diverse communities.

  • Google DeepMind’s CEO, Demis Hassabis, will lead the development of the company’s most capable and responsible general AI systems and research powering the next generation of our products and services.

  • Jeff Dean will report directly to Sundar Pichai and take on the role of Google’s Chief Scientist, which will see him serve as Chief Scientist to Google Research and Google DeepMind.

  • This will also include working alongside Demis and setting up the future direction of the company’s AI research and leading the most critical and strategic technical AI projects, “the first of which will be a series of powerful, multimodal AI models.”

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What Did Google And DeepMind Executives Say?

  • Sundar Pichai, the CEO of Google and Alphabet, said, “By creating Google DeepMind, I believe we can get to that future faster. Building ever more capable and general AI, safely and responsibly, demands that we solve some of the hardest scientific and engineering challenges of our time.”

  • [Contd.] “For that, we need to work with greater speed, stronger collaboration and execution, and to simplify the way we make decisions to focus on achieving the biggest impact.”

  • [Contd.] “I’m so excited for the next phase of this journey, the progress we’ll make against our mission, and all the ways we’ll help people reach their potential with increasingly capable and responsible AI.”

  • Demis Hassabis, the CEO of DeepMind Technologies, said, “Combining our talents and efforts will accelerate our progress towards a world in which AI helps solve the biggest challenges facing humanity, and I’m incredibly excited to be leading this unit and working with all of you to build it.”

  • [Contd.] “Together, in close collaboration with our fantastic colleagues across the Google Product Areas, we have a real opportunity to deliver AI research and products that dramatically improve the lives of billions of people, transform industries, advance science, and serve diverse communities.”

Do you think this move by Google and DeepMind gives the technology conglomerate an edge over competitors when it comes to AI research and ensuring responsible AI?

Let us know in the comments below!

First published on Mon, Apr 22, 2024

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