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Shane Legg

Co-Founder and Chief Scientist at DeepMind.

Shane Legg and Demis first met at the Gatsby Computational Neuroscience Unit at University College London, while studying the brain’s algorithmic organisation. Their shared curiosity in AI’s potential to positively impact society later became the founding idea for DeepMind. Shane is a celebrated computer scientist and holds a PhD from IDSIA (Dalle Molle Institute for Artificial Intelligence Research) in Switzerland, where he was supervised by Professor Marcus Hutter, the leading authority on theoretical models of super intelligent machines. Shane’s doctoral thesis on universal artificial intelligence was awarded the Canadian Singularity Institute research prize in 2008.

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