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Thursday 17 April 2014

Google buys artificial intelligence firm DeepMind

Google Inc. signage is displayed in front of the company's headquarters in Mountain View, California.  Photo: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg
Google Inc. signage is displayed in front of the company's headquarters in Mountain View, California. Photo: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg

GOOGLE has agreed to acquire privately held artificial intelligence (AI) company DeepMind Technologies Ltd.

A Google spokesman declined to comment on the price.

DeepMind uses general-purpose learning algorithms for applications such as simulations, e-commerce and games, according to its website.

Google, which is working on projects including self-driving cars and robots, has become increasingly focused on artificial intelligence in recent years.

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