Google DeepMind CEO Demis Hassabis gets UK knighthood for ‘services to artificial intelligence’


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Demis Hassabis, CEO and one of three founders of Google’s artificial intelligence (AI) subsidiary DeepMind, has been awarded a knighthood in the U.K. for “services to artificial intelligence.” Ian Hogarth, chair of the U.K. government’s recently launched AI Safety Institute and previously founder of music startup Songkick, was awarded Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) for services to AI; as was Matt Clifford, AI adviser to the U.K. Government and co-founder of super-early stage investor Entrepreneur First. Prodigy Hassabis was born in London in 1976, emerging as a prodigy in a number of disciplines, and reaching master...