Quantcast
Theme Park creator sells AI company to Google for $400M - Destructoid

DestructoidJapanatorTomopopFlixist



Theme Park Studio  



Theme Park creator sells AI company to Google for $400M


6:00 AM on 01.28.2014
Theme Park creator sells AI company to Google for $400M photo



Demis Hassabis isn't a household name, but chances are you've played one of his games. He was the co-designer and lead programmer on Theme Park (at just age 17), and has been involved with games such as Syndicate, Black & White, and Republic: The Revolution.

Red Bull Gaming has a big breakdown on Demis' life including how his contributions helped change gaming, but his biggest success, and the point of this article, is that he just sold his start up artificial intelligence company DeepMind to Google for $400 million.

Demis, who is also a neuroscientist, founded the company with Shane Legg and Mustafa Suleyman, and the company's direction was applying human learning to computers. It's speculated that Google will be using the technology behind DeepMind to improve their eCommerce recommendations, giving Amazon a good run for their money.

How Google's new AI genius changed gaming [Red Bull Gaming]








Comments not appearing? Anti-virus apps like Avast or some browser extensions can cause this.
Easy fix: Add   [*].disqus.com   to your software's white list. Tada! Happy comments time again.

Did you know? You can now get daily or weekly email notifications when humans reply to your comments.





timeline following:
Theme Park Studio



3:00 PM on 04.24.2013
Theme Park Studio to support Oculus Rift

Every time I've put the Oculus Rift headset on my head I've said the same thing: Where is the roller coaster game? What fun is VR if you can't be a virtual coaster rider, right? Pantera Entertainment has announced support for...more





Win your choice of console from Destructoid! in Destructoid's Hangs on LockerDome

Kickstarter

7:00 PM on 07.26.2014
There's a Shadowrun: Dragonfall extended director's cut incoming

After a few weeks of disappointment and controversy regarding certain Kickstarter projects, it's maybe worth reminding ourselves of some of the successful ones. Shadowrun Returns was a really well received game from last yea...more



5:00 PM on 07.24.2014
Atlus didn't let failed crowd funding sink EarthBound-like Citizens of Earth

Citizens of Earth didn't meet its Kickstarter goals, but Persona developer Atlus swooped in and saved the day. Lead designer and Eden Industries co-founder Ryan Vandendyck, who you might have seen on Sup Holmes?, talked...more



2:00 PM on 07.24.2014
Mighty Tactical Shooter is a rad looking turn-based shmup

Usually when one thinks about shmups, precision motor skill and quick reaction are what come to mind. Mighty Tactical Shooter turns that completely on its head. Though precision movement and shot placement is still required,...more



View all Kickstarter






Back to Top




All content is yours to recycle through our Creative Commons License permitting non-commercial sharing requiring attribution. Our communities are obsessed with videoGames, movies, anime, and toys.

Living the dream since March 16, 2006

Advertising on destructoid is available: Please contact them to learn more