What it takes to work at Google DeepMind — a London startup no one has ever left

Google DeepMindDeepMind cofounder and CEO Demis Hassabis. DeepMind was a relatively unknown artificial intelligence (AI) startup in London up until 2014, when it was bought by Google for around £400 million. Today some of the smartest people in the world are queuing up to work at DeepMind, according to an article by Celemency Burton-Hill in The Guardian in February. Interestingly, the same article states that no one has ever left DeepMind, which has created a series of algorithms that can learn for themselves and beat the best humans at games like Go and “Space Invaders.” Based in up-and-coming King’s Cross, DeepMind now employs around 250 people. However, as Burton-Hill points out, getting a job there is far from easy. Fortunately, a number of Quora Q&As offer an insight into “What…


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