DeepMind co-founder ‘taking time out’ from company

The co-founder of British artificial intelligence firm DeepMind, now owned by Google’s parent firm Alphabet, has gone on leave from the company. Mustafa Suleyman is head of the company’s “applied” division, which looks for practical ways to implement the firm’s research into AI. In a statement, DeepMind said: “Mustafa’s taking some time out right now…

Twitter acquires British AI startup Fabula AI to address fake news

Twitter has acquired London-based startup Fabula AI which has developed AI technology that could help it deal with disinformation and fake news spreading across the social network. Fabula AI's researchers have developed a way to make sense of the deluge of information that is shared on social networks, and detect network manipulation. The move comes…