Information for Google DeepMind

Basic information

Item Value
Country United Kingdom
Website https://deepmind.com/
Source [1]

Staff count by year

Hover over a name to see the position and date range. This table only includes positions where at least the start date is known. The positions count can count the same person multiple times if they held different positions. For each year, a person is included if they were at the organization for any part of the year; this means the actual staff count at any point during the year can be lower.

Year Positions count Researchers General staff Associates Board members Advisors
2010 3 Demis Hassabis, Mustafa Suleyman, Shane Legg
2011 3 Demis Hassabis, Mustafa Suleyman, Shane Legg
2012 3 Demis Hassabis, Mustafa Suleyman, Shane Legg
2013 3 Demis Hassabis, Mustafa Suleyman, Shane Legg
2014 3 Demis Hassabis, Mustafa Suleyman, Shane Legg
2015 3 Demis Hassabis, Mustafa Suleyman, Shane Legg
2016 4 Pedro A. Ortega Demis Hassabis, Mustafa Suleyman, Shane Legg
2017 6 Pedro A. Ortega Demis Hassabis, Mustafa Suleyman, Sean Legassick, Shane Legg, Verity Harding
2018 7 Pedro A. Ortega Demis Hassabis, Mustafa Suleyman, Sean Legassick, Shane Legg, Verity Harding, Vishal Maini

Number of full-time staff at the beginning each year

The following table lists some dates and people who were at the organization on the given date (namely, the start of the year). The table may not list every person who worked for the organization (e.g. they could have joined and left in the middle of a single year). This table excludes associates, interns, advisors, and board members.

Date Staff count Staff
2011-01-01 3 Demis Hassabis, Mustafa Suleyman, Shane Legg
2012-01-01 3 Demis Hassabis, Mustafa Suleyman, Shane Legg
2013-01-01 3 Demis Hassabis, Mustafa Suleyman, Shane Legg
2014-01-01 3 Demis Hassabis, Mustafa Suleyman, Shane Legg
2015-01-01 3 Demis Hassabis, Mustafa Suleyman, Shane Legg
2016-01-01 4 Demis Hassabis, Mustafa Suleyman, Pedro A. Ortega, Shane Legg
2017-01-01 4 Demis Hassabis, Mustafa Suleyman, Pedro A. Ortega, Shane Legg
2018-01-01 6 Demis Hassabis, Mustafa Suleyman, Pedro A. Ortega, Sean Legassick, Shane Legg, Verity Harding

Full history of additions and subtractions

This table shows the full change history of positions. Each row corresponds to at least one addition or removal of a position. Additions are in green and subtractions are in red. If a position name changed, it is listed simultaneously as an addition (of the new name) and removal (of the old name) and colored yellow. Additionally there are faded variants of each color for visited links.

Date Number of positions Number of positions added Number of positions removed Positions added Positions removed
2010-09-23 3 3 0 Demis Hassabis, Mustafa Suleyman, Shane Legg
2016-01-01 4 1 0 Pedro A. Ortega
2017-10-04 6 2 0 Sean Legassick, Verity Harding
2018-02-01 7 1 0 Vishal Maini

List of people

Person Title Start date End date AI safety relation Subject Employment type Source Notes
Chris Maddison Research Scientist position technical research [2] One of the Open Philanthropy Project 2018 AI Fellows.
Laurent Orseau Research Scientist [3], [4], [5], [6], [7], [8], [9]
Victoria Krakovna Research Scientist [10], [8], [9]
Nick Bostrom DeepMind Ethics & Society Fellow [11]
Diane Coyle DeepMind Ethics & Society Fellow [11]
Edward W. Felten DeepMind Ethics & Society Fellow [11]
Christiana Figueres DeepMind Ethics & Society Fellow [11]
James Manyika DeepMind Ethics & Society Fellow [11]
Jeffrey D. Sachs DeepMind Ethics & Society Fellow [11]
Sean Legassick Head of DeepMind Ethics & Society 2017-10-04 [12], [13]
Verity Harding Head of DeepMind Ethics & Society 2017-10-04 [12], [13]
Demis Hassabis Co-Founder and CEO 2010-09-23 [14], [15]
Mustafa Suleyman Co-Founder and Head of Applied AI 2010-09-23 [14], [15]
Shane Legg Co-Founder and Chief Scientist 2010-09-23 [14], [15], [16], [8], [9]
Miljan Martic [16], [8]
Jan Leike [16], [8]
Tom Everitt [8]
Andrew Lefrancq [8]
Pedro A. Ortega Research Scientist 2016-01-01 position technical research full-time [8], [17], [18], [19], [20]
Vishal Maini Strategic Communications Manager 2018-02-01 position popularization [21], [22], [23]
Thore Graepel [24]

Products

Name Creation date Description