DeepMind Technologies bought by Google

DeepMind Technologies reportedly fetched more than 400 million dollars (£242 million) to make it Google’s largest ever European acquisition

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A British technology company has been bought by Google as the search giant looks to self-driving cars and robots for new sources of business.

Co-founded by 37-year-old neuroscientist Demis Hassabis, artificial intelligence start-up DeepMind Technologies reportedly fetched more than 400 million dollars (£242 million) to make it Google’s largest ever European acquisition.

DeepMind’s technology helps computers think like humans and has so far been used in simulations, e-commerce and games, according to its website.

Mr Hassabis, a teenage chess prodigy who founded the company with Shane Legg and Mustafa Suleyma, is also known for a previous career in video game design.

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