Google’s DeepMind Co-founder Leaves for Greylock

Mustafa Suleyman, the co-founder of Google’s DeepMind AI lab has left Alphabet Inc to join venture capital firm Greylock Partners.

Mustafa Suleyman will be a venture partner at Greylock. Suleyman will advise early-stage companies and investing in artificial intelligence startups.

Suleyman is a former vice president for AI product management and policy at Google.

Google bought DeepMind in 2010, four years after it was founded.

DeepMind Health’s first product was a mobile app called Streams that was originally designed to help doctors identify patients at risk of developing acute kidney injury.

In July 2017, the U.K.’s data privacy watchdog said DeepMind’s partner in the project, London’s Royal Free Hospital, illegally gave DeepMind access to 1.6 million patient records, marking the start of a round of tumult and controversy over projects Suleyman led.

Suleyman apologized in a statement at the time.

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