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DeepMind is opening a huge new London headquarters in 2020
While a precise date is yet to be determined, the company hopes that the new headquarters – which will feature a double helix staircase descending through a library, a roof garden, lecture theatre and lobby artwork by creatives working with data and artificial intelligence – will be operational in the first half of next year.
“This plan has been in the works for many years now and it has been amazing to see the designs come to life.” In collaboration with co-founders Mustafa Suleyman and Shane Legg, Hassabis says he has been planning the new site since 2015 – a year after the company was acquired by Google, now Alphabet, for $500 million (£380m) – in order to create a physical space that will further its reputation for being one of the world’s leading artificial intelligence research companies.
Noting that the nature of DeepMind’s work is interdisciplinary, Hassabis says: “We’ve tried to create an environment that will enable cutting-edge research and inspire collaborative working.” The news that the company’s headquarters will remain in London delivers on one of the key elements of the original sale to Alphabet, namely that DeepMind would remain in London and maintain a research-led approach.
- On Sunday, July 21, 2019
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