North Londoner Hassabis dresses like a tyro though his career trail has encompassed chess prodigy, master mechanism programmer, video-game engineer and neuroscientist. Now he’s a colonize in synthetic intelligence, that threatens jobs in a City. Hassabis’s association DeepMind, that he sole to Google in 2014 for £400m, aims to make “machines smart”. It seems to be working: in March, DeepMind’s mechanism complement AlphaGo cumulative feat over Lee Se-Dol, a South Korean universe champion of a formidable diversion Go, a landmark impulse for AI development.
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