Google Brain AMA: DeepMind Collaboration, Healthcare Progress, Differential Privacy, And More

The Google Brain team, which has worked on projects such as RankBrain for Google Search, SmartReply for GMail, Google Photos, and Google Speech Recognition, did a Reddit “Ask Me Anything” (AMA) in which it unveiled its relationship with the separate DeepMind team, what it thinks about quantum computers, and much more. Backgrounds Perhaps surprisingly, not every single member of the Google Brain team has a PhD in machine learning. Many of them started with backgrounds such as graphic design and art history, journalism, economics, and English literature. One of the members even said he lacks a university degree, although he did also mention he taught himself programming. What all have in common is that they channeled the skills they’ve acquired from different backgrounds into something that can be used effectively…


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