Google has consolidated its AI research labs, Google Brain and DeepMind, into a new unit named Google DeepMind.
The move is seen as a strategic way for Google to maintain its edge in the competitive AI industry and compete with OpenAI. By combining the talent and resources of both entities, Google DeepMind aims to accelerate AI advancements while maintaining ethical standards.
The new unit will be responsible for spearheading groundbreaking AI products and advancements, and it will work closely with other Google product areas to deliver AI research and products.
Google Research, the former parent division of Google Brain, will remain an independent division focused on “fundamental advances in computer science across areas such as algorithms and theory, privacy and security, quantum computing, health, climate and sustainability, and responsible AI.”