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Google Acquires U of T Neural Networks Company

University Professor Geoffrey Hinton and two of his graduate students from the Department of Computer Science have sold their startup company to Google Inc.

Google acquired the company, incorporated by Alex Krizhevsky, Ilya Sutskever and Hinton in 2012, for its research on deep neural networks. Also known as “deep learning” for computers, this research involves helping machines understand context.

(Source: U of T News)