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

7:30 PM on 08.20.2014
Zenzizenzic now being published by Adult Swim Games

Making a case yet again as to why it's one of the most awesome publishers around, Adult Swim Games will be publishing the frenetic twin-stick shooter Zenzizenzic. After the game completed a successful Kickstarter campaign, Du...more



4:00 PM on 08.20.2014
Pillars of Eternity 'Backer Beta' available now for Windows

If you ponied up the $110.00 or more necessary for the Pillars of Eternity Collector's Edition, then Obsidian Entertainment has great news for you! Available now, through Steam, these select few can download the "Backer Beta"...more



5:30 PM on 08.19.2014
Vagante is a tough, promising 2D action-platformer

Nuke Nine has launched a Kickstarter for its action-platformer with RPG elements Vagante and the best part about the pitch -- well, besides several attention-grabbing .gifs -- is the included demo. Vagante has permanent deat...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