Updated: 09/15/2017 by Computer Hope
Name: Demis Hassabis
Born: July 27, 1976, in London, England, UK
- British Cypriot artificial intelligence researcher, neuroscientist, computer game designer and gamer.
- Co-designer and lead programmer on the classic game Theme Park.
- Founder of Elixir Studios, a London-based independent games developer (1998).
- Co-founder of DeepMind Technologies, a London-based machine learning startup (2011) which was acquired by Google for a reported £400 million (approximately $625 million) in 2014.
- Child prodigy chess player.
Honors and awards
- Won the world games championship (called the 'Pentamind') at the Mind Sports Olympiad a record five times.
- Made it to money at the World Series of Poker six times including in the Main Event.