#UK The 14 most impressive AI scientists working at Google DeepMind (GOOG)


Mustafa Suleyman

Google DeepMind, a group of approximately 140 people aiming to “solve intelligence” in London, is arguably one of the most interesting technology companies operating in the UK right now.

However, who actually works at Google DeepMind beyond the three cofounders is a bit of a mystery, possibly because Google doesn’t want to risk shouting about them and losing its smartest staff to rivals that are also focusing on artificial intelligence, such as Facebook. 

DeepMind’s talented workforce is likely to have been one of the main reasons that Google decided to spend £400 million on the company last January, so we thought it was about time someone took a look at who actually works there.

DeepMind, founded in 2011, is heavily involved in a lot of research and a number of its academically-focused staff have been busy publishing papers on artificial intelligence since the company was incorporated. A page on the DeepMind website details all of these academics papers and which DeepMind employees contributed to them.

In order to identify the most impressive DeepMind scientists, Business Insider analysed the page to see which DeepMind staff have contributed to the most scientific papers. Google was unable to confirm whether the other authors worked for DeepMind so we have linked to a source where possible. We also contacted several of the academics directly but did not hear anything back. 

14. Ioannis Antonoglou

Publications: 3

Official job title: Software Engineer 

Confirmation: LinkedIn 

Interesting fact: Ioannis Antonoglou joined DeepMind in 2012 after graduating from the University of Edinburgh with a masters degree in artificial intelligence and machine learning. 

13. Martin Riedmiller

Publications: 3

Official job title: Research Scientist 

Confirmation: Blog 

Interesting fact: Prior to joining DeepMind, just nine months ago, Martin Riedmiller worked on robotics and autonomous learning systems at the University of Freiberg in Germany. 

12. Mustafa Suleyman (cofounder)

Publications: 4

Official job title: Head of Applied AI 

Confirmation: LinkedIn

Interesting fact: Mustafa Suleyman dropped out of Oxford University at the age of 19 to set up a counselling service known as the Muslim Youth Helpline. He also worked as a policy officer for the former Mayor of London, Ken Livingstone. 

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