Machine learning is a type of artificial intelligence that provides computers the ability to learn without being explicitly programmed.
DeepMind was established in London by Demis Hassabis , Shane Legg and Mustafa Suleyman in 2011.
Major venture capital firms Horizons Ventures and Founders Fund have invested in the company, as well as entrepreneurs Scott Banister and Elon Musk. Jaan Tallinn was an early investor and an advisor to the company. In 2014, DeepMind received the “Company of the Year” award by Cambridge Computer Laboratory. Also on 26 January 2014 Google announced that it had agreed to take over DeepMind Technologies.