In the presentation below, Dr. Demis Hassabis from Google DeepMind delivered a talk on “General Learning Algorithms” to the Royal Society in London on May 22, 2015. Hassabis is a neuroscientist and leading expert on the neural basis of memory and imagination. He was the co-founder and CEO of DeepMind, a neuroscience-inspired AI company, bought by Google in Jan 2014. He is now Vice President of Engineering at Google DeepMind and leads Google’s general AI efforts. Demis is a former child chess prodigy, who finished his A-levels two years early before coding the multi-million selling simulation game Theme Park aged 17. Following graduation from Cambridge University with a Double First in Computer Science he founded the pioneering videogames company Elixir Studios. After a decade of experience leading successful technology startups, Demis returned to academia to complete a PhD in cognitive neuroscience at UCL.
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