Dr. Demis Hassabis is the Co-Founder and CEO of DeepMind, the world’s leading General Artificial Intelligence (AI) company, which was acquired by Google in 2014 in their largest ever European acquisition.
Demis will draw on his eclectic experiences as an AI researcher, neuroscientist and video games designer to discuss what is happening at the cutting edge of AI research, including the recent historic AlphaGo match, and its future potential impact on fields such as science and healthcare, and how developing AI may help us better understand the human mind.
DeepMind founded in 2010, joined Google 2014.
DeepMind is an Apollo Programme for Artificial Intelligence (200+scientists).
DeepMind is a new way to organize science.
-Use it to solve everything else
General-Purpose Learning Algorithms
-Learn automatically from raw inputs-not pre-programmed
-General- same system can operate across a wide range of tasks
-Artificial General Intelligence (AGI) – flexible, adaptive, inventive
Why is Go hard for computers to play?
-The most complex and profound game mankind has ever devised
-The complexity makes brute-force search intractable
Evaluation Function for Go
-Impossible to handcraft a set of rules to tell the system who is winning
-No concept of materiality in Go, all pieces are worth the same
-Go is a constructive game, so evaluation involves predicting the future