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Demis Hassabis

Artificial intelligence researcher, neuroscientist, founder and CEO of DeepMind.

Demis Hassabis co-founded DeepMind in 2010 after successful careers in academia and computer game development. A child chess prodigy, he designed and programmed the multi-million selling, award-winning game Theme Park at the age of 17. After graduating from Cambridge University, he founded pioneering videogames firm Elixir Studios and completed a PhD in cognitive neuroscience at UCL. The journal Science listed his research on imagination and memory as one of 2007’s top ten breakthroughs. Demis is a Fellow of the Royal Society, Royal Academy of Engineering and the Royal Society of Arts. In 2017 he featured in the Time 100 list of most influential people, and in 2018 he was awarded a CBE for services to science and technology.

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See also: Company DeepMind - Company developing AI systems for solving problems.

Details last updated 30-Jan-2020

Demis Hassabis News

Google's parent company launched Isomorphic Labs to discover new drugs using AI

TechCrunch - 04-Feb-2022

Building from Deepmind's AI research, Isomorphic promises medical breakthroughs


Deepmind's AI program has decoded a protein mystery

Guardian - 30-Nov-2020

Will help in developing designer meds, better crops & 'green enzymes' to counter pollution


Human-like intuition and creativity, now exhibited by DeepMind's AlphaZero

YAHOO! - 07-Dec-2018

This improvisation was regarded as historical 'turning point' for AI


AI researchers sign pledge against killer robots

Guardian - 18-Jul-2018

Over 150 firms agreed against developing A.I-based weapons, governments should be next