Monday, January 27, 2014

Google Beat Facebook for DeepMind, Creates Ethics Board - The Information

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"Google, which is acquiring DeepMind Technologies, has agreed to establish an ethics board to ensure the artificial intelligence technology isn't abused, according to two people familiar with the deal.
The unusual step of establishing the ethics committee comes as Google, which is paying more than $500 million to acquire the company, won the deal over Facebook, several people familiar with negotiations said. Facebook was in serious acquisition talks with DeepMind late last year, these people said, and it is unclear why talks fell apart."
Google Beat Facebook for DeepMind, Creates Ethics Board - The Information
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