Google DeepMind co-founder Mustafa Suleyman has been placed on leave from the applied artificial intelligence lab he ran.
No reason was given.
Suleyman led a much-criticized unit that focused on applied AI and healthcare.
Bloomberg's Giles Turner and Mark Bergen report:
Mustafa Suleyman runs DeepMind's "applied" division, which seeks practical uses for the lab's research in health, energy and other fields. Suleyman is also a key public face for DeepMind, speaking to officials and at events about the promise of AI and the ethical guardrails needed to limit malicious use of the technology.
[PHOTO: Foto: DeepMind DeepMind co-founder, Mustafa Suleyman – SHUTTERSTOCK]
Mustafa Suleyman, cofounder of Google-owned AI lab DeepMind, has been placed on leave after controversy over some of the projects he led. https://t.co/jGDoojuxQj
— Rob Price (@robaeprice) August 21, 2019
This is extremely odd. Mustafa *is* DeepMind https://t.co/8CM56FTJKq
— Olivia Solon (@oliviasolon) August 21, 2019