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DeepMind and Google: the battle to control artificial intelligence | 1843

One afternoon in August 2010, in a conference hall perched on the edge of San Francisco Bay, a 34-year-old Londoner called Demis Hassabis took to the stage. Walking to the podium with the deliberate gait of a man trying to control his nerves, he pursed his lips into a brief smile and began to speak: So today Im going to be talking about different approaches to building He stalled, as though just realising that he was stating his momentous ambition out loud. And then he said it: AGI.