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Google spends huge sums of money to acquire DeepMind to seize the strategic high ground of artificial intelligence
In the second half of 2013, Google has successively acquired 9 robotics companies to lay out the intelligent equipment industry. The acquisition of DeepMind, an artificial intelligence company, can be regarded as an extension of the industrial chain, further seizing the strategic high ground. Market analysts said that due to rising labor costs and increasingly fierce market competition, the use of artificial intelligence robots to improve production efficiency and reduce operating costs has become a key development direction for the global manufacturing industry. As an important part of the third revolution, intelligent manufacturing will usher in great development. DeepMind, an artificial intelligence company based in London, UK, was co-founded by Denmis Hassabis and others. The company develops learning algorithms for simulation, e-commerce, and gaming. This big acquisition by Google is mainly to acquire DeepMind's artificial intelligence talents. Google's acquisition of DeepMind will help Ray Kurzweil, an engineering chief focused on machine learning and language processing, compete with other big tech companies looking to gain a business advantage by focusing on deep learning. At the same time, Facebook recently hired Yan Lekun, a professor at New York University, to be in charge of the newly established artificial intelligence laboratory. IBM's Watson supercomputer is also developing deep learning. It can be seen that major technology giants have invested heavily to seize the strategic highland of artificial intelligence to further enhance the competitiveness of the robot industry. From the perspective of China's robot industry, it is currently mainly concentrated in the fields of automobile welding and logistics handling, and the degree of artificial intelligence such as self-learning and pattern recognition is relatively low. At the same time, core components such as reducers also rely on imports. From the perspective of potential demand, the robot industry will usher in a period of rapid growth of 25% to 30% due to rising labor costs caused by labor shortages and other factors. It is estimated that by 2020, China will have 300,000 robots, and the output value of robots and systems will be about 100 billion yuan, driving a 300 billion yuan parts market. Overall, Google has invested heavily in acquiring artificial intelligence companies, improving the development of the robot industry chain, and pushing industry competition to a higher level. Companies with intelligent technology advantages will undoubtedly take the lead in sharing this market feast. As an industry that requires a higher degree of artificial intelligence, medical services are in even stronger demand. At present, companies such as Robotics and Boshi Co., Ltd. have gradually accumulated experience in this field.