Google appears to be building on its already massive interest in AI and robotics. Re/code reports that the search company is in the process of acquiring DeepMind Technologies for $ 400 million as part of a concerted talent acquisition effort. We’ve reached out to Google for confirmation.
According to the startup’s website (which is currently only a placeholder), DeepMind combines machine learning and neuroscience to create “general-purpose learning algorithms.” Details are sparse on the buyout, but the report comes little more than a month after the Mountain View company bought robotics outfit Boston Dynamics. It’s still unclear just where Google’s robotics program is going, but it’s certainly growing incredibly fast.