Google Merges AI-Development Teams Over Research and DeepMind

Google Merges AI-Development Teams Over Research and DeepMind

Google is merging the teams at Google Research and Google DeepMind that are dedicated to creating artificial intelligence (AI) models.

Sundar Pichai, CEO of Alphabet and Google, stated that all of this work will now be completed within Google DeepMind in a message to staff members that was uploaded on the business’ website on Thursday, April 18.

This action will “scale our capacity to deliver capable AI for our users, partners, and customers,” according Google Pichai’s statement in the note.

It will create single points of access for developers wishing to take these models and create generative AI applications, streamline development by centralizing compute-intensive model building, and give Google Research a “clear and distinct” mandate to invest in three main areas: computing systems, fundamental machine learning and algorithms, and applied science and society, the note states.

According to the note, the business formed Google DeepMind a year ago by combining DeepMind, Google Brain, and more researchers that were interested in AI systems. The company’s Gemini models were created by this group.

Changes to Google’s Responsible AI teams’ operational procedures were also disclosed in the letter.

According to the statement, the firm is expanding its investment in testing AI-powered features for vulnerabilities. Research staff members have been transferred to DeepMind, while other responsibility teams have been merged into the central Trust and Safety team.

“These changes continue the work we’ve done over the past year to simplify our structure and improve velocity and execution — such as bringing together the Brain team in Google Research with teams in DeepMind, which helped accelerate our Gemini models; unifying our ML infrastructure and ML developer teams to enable faster decisions, smarter compute allocation and a better customer experience; and bringing our Search teams under one leader,” Pichai said in the note.

According to reports on Tuesday, April 16, Google would invest more than $100 billion on artificial intelligence.

Speaking at a conference, DeepMind CEO Demis Hassabis responded, “We don’t talk about our specific numbers, but I think we’re investing more than that over time,” in response to rumors that Microsoft and OpenAI, rivals of Google, intend to invest $100 billion on an AI supercomputer known as “Stargate.”