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Human brain is entirely 'computable' -- AlphaGo developer Hassabis

DeepMind founder sees AI as 'amazing tool' but measures needed to prevent abuse

Demis Hassabis, founder of DeepMind, speaks at the Future of Go summit in Wuzhen, China, on May 24. (Photo by Joshua Ogawa)

WUZHEN, China -- According to Demis Hassabis, the founder of the leading artificial intelligence company DeepMind, intelligence is computational and computers can replicate it. Hassabis sees this as an incredible tool, like having the world's best research assistant at your fingertips.

Where this leads -- solving humanity's greatest challenges or the possibility of AI being used by people with ill intent -- is part of a wide-ranging conversation Hassabis had with The Nikkei on the sidelines of the Future of Go summit held on May 23-27 in Wuzhen, China.

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