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DEMIS HASSABIS

Thought Leader: Neuroscience and gaming

DEMIS HASSABIS
Thought Leader: Neuroscience and gaming

Big Innovation Centre THOUGHT LEADER: NEUROSCIENCE AND GAMING

Demis Hassabis was the co-founder and CEO of DeepMind, a neuroscience-inspired AI company, acquired by Google in 2014. He is now Vice President of Engineering at Google DeepMind and leads Google’s general AI efforts. Demis is a former child chess prodigy, who finished his A-levels two years early before coding the multi-million selling simulation game Theme Park aged 17. Following graduation from Cambridge University with a Double First in Computer Science he founded the pioneering videogames company Elixir Studios producing award-winning games for Microsoft and Universal. Demis then returned to academia to complete a PhD in neuroscience at UCL, his research connecting memory with imagination was listed in the top ten scientific breakthroughs of 2007 by Science. Demis is a 5-times World Games Champion, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, and recipient of the Royal Society’s Mullard Award.

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