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Google Buys U.K. Artificial Intelligence Company DeepMind

Google Inc. is adding to its range of artificial intelligence with the acquisition of DeepMind Technologies Ltd., a London-based startup founded by former chess prodigy and neuroscientist Demis Hassabis.

DeepMind’s expertise will be used to improve search results, Google Translate and other products, said a Google spokesman in London, who asked not to be named, citing company policy.