DeepMind, the world’s largest research-focused artificial intelligence operation, is losing money fast. The rising magnitude of DeepMind’s losses is impressive, more than USD 1 billion in the past three years, mostly related to its ongoing hiring of top researchers worldwide at very high salary levels with a current headcount of over 850 employees.
Advances in deep reinforcement learning have fueled DeepMind’s impressive victories in Go and the computer game StarCraft. However, this has hardly advanced DeepMind’s declared goal of being the world-leader in Artificial General Intelligence (AGI).
Today AI-research covers Neuroinformatics, Neurobiology and Neurophilosophy. Is DeepMind on the right track?