TechCrunch | Google acquires artificial intelligence startup DeepMind for more than $500M
January 28, 2014
TechCrunch — January 28, 2014 | Catherine Shu
If all three of DeepMind’s founders work for Google, they will join inventor, entrepreneur, author, and futurist Ray Kurzweil, who was hired in 2012 as a director of engineering focused on machine learning and language processing.
Kurzweil has said that he wants to build a search engine so advanced that it could act like a “cybernetic friend.” [...]