Demis Hassabis, CEO, DeepMind Technologies
Elixir Studios, DeepMind, and Isomorphic Labs are just a few of the AI-focused businesses that Demis Hassabis has established.He joined Bullfrog Productions as a designer for the science fiction game Syndicate when he was 17 years old.
Hassabis was the lead programmer for Theme Park, which was released in 1994 and won the Golden Joystick Award from the industry.With Shane Legg and Mustafa Suleyman, Hassabis co-founded the artificial intelligence company DeepMind Technologies in 2010.
The three of them started working on AI technology by teaching it how to play games from the 1970s and 1980s. Their goal was to create a general-purpose AI that could be used for almost anything.