Amazon Web Services brags about snagging a key customer from Microsoft: The Seattle Seahawks, owned by late Microsoft cofounder Paul Allen
Amazon Web Services announced on Monday that it had nabbed the Seattle Seahawks as a customer, largely thanks to the fact that the National Football League (NFL) itself is a big AWS user. This is a big score for Amazon because the Seahawks have deep ties to Microsoft: The Seahawks are famously owned by the estate of Paul Allen, the late cofounder of Microsoft. And until now, the Seahawks remained firmly on Team Microsoft, and were using the Microsoft Azure cloud.
- has added the cofounder of its unit to its own internal AI team.
- , who cofounded DeepMind with Demis Hassabis and Shane Legg, took a temporary leave from the firm earlier this year.
- His move to Google ends speculation that he planned to quit both DeepMind and Google altogether.
- Google acquired DeepMind for $US400 million in 2014, and the firm remains headquartered in London and a research-oriented entity.
Google has added the cofounder of its UK-based DeepMind artificial intelligence research unit to its own AI team.
A former world champion of the game Go says he's retiring because AI is so strong that 'even if I become number one, there is an entity that cannot be defeated'
Former South Korean Go champion Lee Se-dol has announced his retirement, declaring that artificial intelligence had created an opponent that "cannot be defeated.""With the debut of AI in Go games, I've realised that I'm not at the top even if I become the number one through frantic efforts," Lee said in an interview. "Even if I become the number one, there is an entity that cannot be defeated.
Mustafa Suleyman confirmed the news on Twitter on Thursday, saying that he would join Google policy chief Kent Walker and Jeff Dean, the senior vice president of Google AI, in January.
"After a wonderful decade at DeepMind, I'm very excited to announce that I'll be joining, and the fantastic team at Google to work on opportunities & impacts of applied AI technologies," Suleyman said in his tweet. "Can't wait to get going! More in Jan as I start the new job!"
Suleyman took a temporary leave from DeepMind earlier this year, prompting speculation that he might quit altogether. His move coincided with Google's announcement that it would absorb part of DeepMind's health-focused operations into its own broader healthcare unit, Google Health.
Google acquired DeepMind $US400 million in 2014.
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Where To Find The Full List Apps And Games Included With Google Play Pass .
Not long after Apple announced its subscription-based gaming service, Apple Arcade, Google countered with its own similar subscription program: Google Play Pass. Unlike Apple Arcade, Google Play Pass includes access to premium games and non-gaming apps available through Google Play that you would normally have to pay for individually for just $US5 ($7) a month, whereas Apple Arcade is purely gaming-focused. Each app in the Google Play Pass library is the full version and stripped of any ads or extraneous in-app purchases, but so far, Google has left out a pretty important detail: The full list of apps included in the program.