Google will outpace Microsoft in AI investment, DeepMind CEO says

Key Points:

  • DeepMind CEO confirms Google’s commitment to advancing AI technology
  • Investments in AI technology surpassing that of competitors such as Microsoft and OpenAI
  • Emphasis on the importance of developing safe AGI architectures for the future


DeepMind, a key player in the advancement of artificial intelligence (AI), has been making significant strides, surpassing the allure of large language models like GPT-4. Acquired by Google in 2014, DeepMind is driving innovation in AI and materials science. At the TED 40th anniversary conference, DeepMind’s CEO, Demis Hassabis, affirmed Google’s unwavering commitment to AI research, exceeding investments made by Microsoft and OpenAI in their “Stargate” AI supercomputer.


While specifics were not disclosed, Hassabis hinted at Google’s ambitions to invest substantially more than $100 billion to propel AI technologies forward, emphasizing the importance of computational power in achieving Artificial General Intelligence (AGI). Highlighting the need to navigate challenges around AGI development safely, Hassabis underlined the significance of collaborative efforts among scientists to design secure AI architectures.


As the AI industry approaches the brink of AGI capabilities, societal conversations must revolve around shaping responsible AI systems. Hassabis stressed the shared responsibility of various stakeholders, including governments, civil society, and academia, to safeguard against potential negative outcomes stemming from unchecked AI advancements. By fostering a collaborative approach, humanity could usher in an era of “radical abundance,” fostering innovation and human flourishing.



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