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Google Hires Three Neural Networks Researchers

Google has hired University of Toronto computer science professor Geoffrey Hinton and two of his students, Alex Krizhevsky and Ilya Sutskever. The trio researches “deep learning” using neural networks and will join Google’s knowledge (formerly known as search) team and also maintain their university connections. The company has recently stepped up efforts to bring established thinkers and academics into its fold; another example is Ray Kurzweil.


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I think the NSA has a job to do and we need the NSA. But as (physicist) Robert Oppenheimer said, “When you see something that is technically sweet, you go ahead and do it and argue about what to do about it only after you’ve had your technical success. That is the way it was with the atomic bomb.”

— Phil Zimmerman, PGP inventor and Silent Circle co-founder, in an interview with Om Malik