Demis Hassabis

Updated: 09/15/2017 by Computer Hope
Demis Hassabis

Name: Demis Hassabis

Born: July 27, 1976, in London, England, UK

Computer-related contributions

  • 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.