Google Buys the Brains of Top Oxford University AI Boffins

By Gary Cutlack on at

Google's recently acquired DeepMind artificial learning project has expanded, with the search giant bringing seven Oxford Uni academics and AI startup managers into the team.

Google says its new collection of esteemed "machine learning researchers" will enhance its efforts in image recognition and natural language interpretation, with the brains behind learning company Dark Blue Labs and imaging startup Vision Factory now contributing to Google's neverending efforts to get voice input to actually work.

In return for poaching some thought cycles of Oxford's finest, Google is funding a research partnership with the Computer Science and Engineering departments at the university. [Google via The Register]