Google acquires Dark Blue Labs (natual language processing)

Companies in Relationship

Dark Blue Labs, Google

Deal Facts

Initial Announcement Date: 10/14

Consideration: tens of millions of dollars (Source: Financial Times)

Google acquires Dark Blue Labs, founded by Professor Nando de Freitas, Professor Phil Blunsom, Dr. Edward Grefenstette and Dr. Karl Moritz Hermann, researchers in natural language understanding and deep learning.

Strategic Implications

Google/DeepMind is continuing to acqui-hire deep leaning talent in the UK. Google is also partnering with Oxford University, which had spun out Dark Blue, as well as Vision Factory, another Google AI-related deal.

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