UK companies are setting the global standard for
the next wave of breakthroughs, particularly in technology.
Raising the bar for AI
The Chinese game of Go is considered one of the most complex games of strategy in human history. In 2016, AlphaGo, a computer programme created by London-based engineers, beat Lee Sedol, a top player of the game. AlphaGo went on to beat several of the world’s best players before it was retired from the game to focus on even more challenging global problems.
Man and machine
“At DeepMind, we’re on a scientific mission to push the boundaries of AI, developing general learning algorithms that can learn to solve any complex problem without us having to specify how. If we’re successful, we believe this will be one of the most important and widely beneficial advances ever made.”
-Thore Graepel, research scientist at DeepMind;
Julian Schrittwieser, software engineer at DeepMind
The road to responsible AI
The next wave of research for DeepMind will focus on developing advanced algorithms that can help scientists tackle challenges like curing disease, reducing energy consumption, or building revolutionary materials. The UK’s thriving AI research community, which supports initiatives like AlphaGo, positions the UK as a world leader in AI and machine learning.
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