Google & # 39; s DeepMind co-founder takes leave amid reported controversy over some projects he led
- Mustafa Suleyman, 34, has said goodbye to DeepMind, a laboratory for artificial intelligence owned by Google & # 39; s parent company Alphabet
- Suleyman leads the & # 39; applied & # 39; division of DeepMind, which deals with sectors of health, energy and technology
- A spokesperson said he had a & # 39; timeout & # 39; , adding that it was a mutual decision
- Suleyman, who is in his thirties, is expected to return by the end of the year
The co-founder of DeepMind, the artificial intelligence lab of Google & # 39; s mother Alphabet, has said goodbye to apparent controversy over some of the projects he led, it was reported.
Mustafa Suleyman, 34, leads the applied division of DeepMind, which seeks practical use for laboratory, health, energy, and other research.
Suleyman is a public face for the company and talks to officials and at events about AI and measures needed to limit malicious use of the technology.
Mustafa Suleyman, 34, (photo), the co-founder of DeepMind, the artificial intelligence lab of Google & # 39; s mother Alphabet, said goodbye due to apparent controversy over some of the projects he led
& # 39; Mustafa is now time-out after 10 hectic years & # 39 ;, a DeepMind spokeswoman told DailyMail.com
She did not say why he took leave, but Bloomberg reported that some of his projects have been controversial in recent years.
He is expected to return by the end of the year in what she claimed to be a & # 39; mutual decision & # 39; to be.
Suleyman founded DeepMind in 2010 alongside the current Chief Executive Officer Demis Hassabis.
Four years later, Google purchased DeepMind for currently $ 486 million, which led to an expensive race in Silicon Valley for artificial intelligence specialists.
DeepMind was at the center of controversy in 2017 about its first product, a mobile app called Streams related to the health sector.
The app was intended to help doctors identify patients at risk for kidney damage.
Mustafa Suleyman leads the applied division of DeepMind, which seeks practical use for laboratory, health, energy and other research.
Suleyman founded DeepMind in 2010 alongside the current Chief Executive Officer Demis Hassabis, (photo)
When sharing information with DeepMind for work on Streams, the Royal Free of London did not comply with the Data Protection Act when this personal information of approximately 1.6 million patients was spent, the Information Commissioner & # 39; s Office (ICO) found ) of the United Kingdom.
It is based in London and shares activities with the US-based Google Health unit, but Google states that patient data remains under DeepMind control and that the switch to Google does not affect anything.
At the end of 2018, Google said the team that created Streams would join a new Google division called Google Health.
Forbes reported that Suleyman had argued for the London-based company to work independently of Google, according to former DeepMind employees.
According to Bloomberg news, Suleyman served a smaller group within the company to investigate certain projects after problems with a Google AI contract with the Pentagon.
Suleyman, whose mother works in health care, founded the DeepMind Health team and ultimately employed 100 people.
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