April 21, 2023 /Technology/ – On April 20, 2023, Google announced that it would be merging its two main artificial intelligence research units, Google Brain and DeepMind, into a new unit called Google AI. The new unit will be led by Jeff Dean, who is currently the lead of Google Brain.
The merger is part of Google’s effort to consolidate its AI efforts and to accelerate its progress in the field. Google has been investing heavily in AI for several years, and it is now one of the leading companies in the field. The merger of Google Brain and DeepMind will bring together two of the most talented and innovative AI teams in the world, and it is expected to lead to significant advances in AI research.
Google Brain was founded in 2009 by Ilya Sutskever, Greg Corrado, and Jeff Dean. It is one of the most well-known AI research labs in the world, and it has made significant contributions to the field, including the development of the TensorFlow machine learning library and the AlphaGo program that defeated a human Go champion in 2016.
DeepMind was founded in 2010 by Demis Hassabis, Shane Legg, and Mustafa Suleyman. It was acquired by Google in 2014 for $400 million. DeepMind is known for its work on reinforcement learning, a type of machine learning that allows computers to learn by trial and error. DeepMind’s AlphaGo program was developed using reinforcement learning, and it is considered to be one of the most significant breakthroughs in AI history.
The merger of Google Brain and DeepMind is a major development in the field of AI. It is a sign that Google is serious about AI, and it is expected to lead to significant advances in the field.