Google AI Unit DeepMind Tried and Failed to Gain More Autonomy

05.24.2021 - By WSJ Tech News Briefing

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For years, senior managers at Google's DeepMind artificial-intelligence unit sought to negotiate more independence from the parent company. Now we report exclusively that Google ended those talks last month. Tech reporter Parmy Olson joins host Christopher Zinsli to discuss what happened, and why Google's moves on ethical issues surrounding AI are so closely watched.
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