We show that applying a PopArt normalisation to the state-of-the art reinforcement learning agent results in a single agent that can play a whole set of 57 diverse Atari video games, with above-human median performance across the set.
This post presents WaveNet, a deep generative model of raw audio waveforms. We show that WaveNets are able to generate speech which mimics any human voice and which sounds more natural than the best existing Text-to-Speech systems, reducing the gap with human performance by over 50%. We also demonstrate that the same network can be used to synthesize other audio signals such as music, and present some striking samples of automatically generated piano pieces.Read more
We’re excited to announce a new research partnership with the Radiotherapy Department at University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, which provides world-leading cancer treatment. 1 in 75 men and 1 in 150 women will be diagnosed with oral cancer during their lifetime, and oral cavity cancer has risen by 92% since the 1970s. Head and neck cancer in general affects over 11,000 patients in the UK alone each year.Read more
Neural networks are the workhorse of many of the algorithms developed at DeepMind. For example, AlphaGo uses convolutional neural networks to evaluate board positions in the game of Go and DQN and Deep Reinforcement Learning algorithms use neural networks to choose actions to play at super-human level on video games. This post introduces some of our latest research in progressing the capabilities and training procedures of neural networks called Decoupled Neural Interfaces using Synthetic Gradients. This work gives us a way to allow neural networks to communicate, to learn to send messages between themselves, in a decoupled, scalable manner paving the way for multiple neural networks to communicate with each other or improving the long term temporal dependency of recurrent networks.Read more
From smartphone assistants to image recognition and translation, machine learning already helps us in our everyday lives. But it can also help us to tackle some of the world’s most challenging physical problems -- such as energy consumption. Large-scale commercial and industrial systems like data centres consume a lot of energy, and while much has been done to stem the growth of energy use, there remains a lot more to do given the world’s increasing need for computing power.Read more
We founded DeepMind to make the world a better place by developing technologies that help address some of society's toughest challenges.Read more
Humans excel at solving a wide variety of challenging problems, from low-level motor control through to high-level cognitive tasks. Our goal at DeepMind is to create artificial agents that can achieve a similar level of performance and generality. Like a human, our agents learn for themselves to achieve successful strategies that lead to the greatest long-term rewards.Read more
We founded DeepMind to solve intelligence and use it to make the world a better place by developing technologies that help address some of society's toughest challenges. It was clear to us that we should focus on healthcare because it’s an area where we believe we can make a real difference to people’s lives across the world.Read more