On Monday, the tech giant Facebook announced it had purchased the startup DeepMind, which develops a deep learning neural network.
DeepMind’s technology has been used to create more than 200 artificial intelligence tools, and the company says it has over 50,000 employees in the United States.
Deepmind’s founder, Demis Hassabis, will join Facebook’s board of directors.
As a result, Facebook’s AI team is being reorganized to be more focused on building its AI, which has been a major focus for the company as it tries to gain market share.
“We are excited to welcome Demis to our team, and look forward to bringing him on board,” Mark Zuckerberg said in a blog post.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has been working on a big AI strategy since the end of 2016.
The company’s AI efforts have been focused on helping its AI users make decisions, like whether to share content on Facebook.
The AI effort is focused on the company’s News Feed, which is now known as the News app, as well as the search feature on iOS and Android.
The new team, including Hassabis and former DeepMind chief executive Demis Simons, will focus on building AI tools that can help the company improve its search, video and gaming capabilities, according to the announcement.
Deep Mind, which was founded in 2011, has a large team of researchers, engineers, designers, marketers and scientists working on the technology, and is best known for building the AI tools used by Facebook to create the artificial intelligence systems that can be used to make products like the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset.
The tech company says Hassabis will be joining Facebook’s team as an advisor, but the company has not said when he will start working with the company.
Facebook says the move is about “building our AI team with deep technical expertise that can enable us to improve the way we build products and services that help people interact with our users and businesses.”