Google purchased the British start-up DeepMind Technologies – an artificial intelligence company – on 27 January 2014. The American tech giant Google confirmed the deal in its London office. This deal represents Google’s biggest ever single acquisition in Europe.
The acquisition of DeepMind would prove to be helpful for Google in further developing its most recent Hummingbird search update. The Hummingbird search update was created to make Google more human and searches which can now understand context like a human brain.
About DeepMind Technologies
The artificial intelligence company DeepMind Technologies was founded by Demis Hassabis, neuroscientist and computer genius together with Shane Legg and Mustafa Suleyman in London.
Artificial intelligence uses computers for tasks normally requiring human intelligence, like speech recognition or language translation.