Perspectives

Google’s DeepMind AI

In 2014, Google acquired a British artificial intelligence company, DeepMind Technologies, with the goal of creating a general-purpose artificial intelligence (AI). The algorithm, Alpha Go, beat a human at the ancient Chinese board game “Go.” It’s not the first time a machine has outwitted a human at a game, but this particular game proves the AI’s ability to approximate human intuition and critical thinking. The Google AI uses a technique called “deep reinforcement learning,” which makes it different from other forms of AI like IBM’s Deep Blue or Watson, Siri, and Google Now.

Doren Chapman
Motion Art Director