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Google creates new AI division to challenge OpenAI

Summary:

  • Google consolidated AI research labs Google Brain and DeepMind into a new unit called Google DeepMind
  • This move aims to maintain Google’s edge in the competitive AI industry and compete with OpenAI
  • Google DeepMind will accelerate AI advancements while maintaining ethical standards
  • The new unit will work closely with other Google product areas to deliver AI research and products
  • Google Research will remain an independent division focused on fundamental advances in computer science
  • The consolidation will bring together world-class talent in AI to create the next generation of AI breakthroughs and products
  • Google DeepMind has jointly developed several groundbreaking innovations, including AlphaGo and AlphaFold
  • Jeff Dean, Google’s chief scientist, will take on an elevated role as chief scientist for both Google Research and Google DeepMind.

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