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Google is acquiring artificial intelligence specialist DeepMind for $400 million

By Julio Franco
Jan 27, 2014
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  1. Google has agreed to purchase London-based artificial intelligence company DeepMind for a reported $400 million. The search giant confirmed the acquisition but failed to specify a price tag according to a post from Re/code.

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  2. MilwaukeeMike

    MilwaukeeMike TS Evangelist Posts: 2,750   +1,105

    About 10 days ago Google bought Nest (http://news.cnet.com/8301-11386_3-57617153-76/google-to-buy-nest-for-$3.2b-in-quest-for-the-conscious-home/) that company that is making smart 'learning' wi-fi connected smoke alarms and thermostats. Now they're buying an AI company... They've already got a self driving car.

    Taking this pattern a few steps further, I'm looking forward to 2018 and the release of the Google Rosie, my very own robotic housekeeper.
     
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  3. LNCPapa

    LNCPapa TS Special Forces Posts: 4,210   +424

    Either Rosie or Skynet :) I'm hoping for Rosie but with a nicer shape to her.
     
  4. Stupido

    Stupido TS Booster Posts: 65

    hopefully, when you make her angry, she doesn't pull glock from her hip...
     
  5. Vrmithrax

    Vrmithrax TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,290   +239

    I was about to post that the Terminator movies had it close to right... but they kept mispronouncing Cyberdyne... It's pronounced "goo-guh-l"
     
  6. MilwaukeeMike

    MilwaukeeMike TS Evangelist Posts: 2,750   +1,105

    Actually the movie I-Robot was more appropriate than robots trying to kill us. In that movie robots are servants of people and they are programmed to protect humans above themselves. however, the main AI that runs them realizes that human's greatest threat is other humans and in order to protect us from ourselves, the AI commands all the robot servants to revolt and control us. At least, I think that's what it was about... I saw it a long time ago.
     
  7. Trillionsin

    Trillionsin TS Evangelist Posts: 1,316   +133

    I have some crazy theories in my head... but going along the concept of terminators coming from the future taking place of CEO's and other leaders to help speed up the AI process.... via doomsday... but in all seriousness It's a step of evolution, whether it be humanities or an entire new life form in itself... or a combination of.
     
  8. Makes sense after their purchase of Boston Robotics, goodbye humans.
     
  9. Puiu

    Puiu TS Evangelist Posts: 1,902   +528

    Sometime in the future: "And, kids, this is how Skynet was born and the war started."
     
    GhostRyder likes this.
  10. US people can taste the Terminator prototype soon..... Don't send it to other countries....
     

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