Google and a small team of Oxford University professors and graduates are set to work together on advancing machine learning and AI technology at the university’s Dark Blue labs. In return, Google will provide funding for the research.
Professor, Mike Woolridge, head of the Department of Computer Science, said: “Machine learning is a technology whose time has come. We have invested heavily in this area and we are truly excited at the prospect of what we can achieve together with Google.”
“We are extremely proud of the team, and truly grateful for their efforts in securing such a fantastic donation to the department, and for paving the way for future collaboration with one of the world’s leading computing companies.”
Google’s DeepMind will be making a contribution to establish a research partnership with the Computer Science Department and the Engineering Department in Oxford University. This will include a program of student internships and a few joint lectures and workshops to share knowledge.
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KitGuru Says: We’ve known that Google has been working on AI for a while now but it looks like its attempting to make more of a push when it comes to research and advancing technology at the moment. What do you guys think of this? Do you think we should be working towards making machines self-aware and more intelligent?