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.

Brad Hill
Sr. Director of Product and Innovation