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| 2011 || {{dts|November 13}} || || A ''{{W|New York Times}}'' article from this day covering {{W|Google X}} mentions that {{W|Andrew Ng}} is at Google X.<ref>{{cite web |url=https://www.nytimes.com/2011/11/14/technology/at-google-x-a-top-secret-lab-dreaming-up-the-future.html |date=November 13, 2011 |publisher=[[wikipedia:The New York Times|The New York Times]] |title=At Google X, a Top-Secret Lab Dreaming Up the Future |first1=Claire Cain |last1=Miller |first2=Nick |last2=Bilton |accessdate=May 12, 2018}}</ref>
 
| 2011 || {{dts|November 13}} || || A ''{{W|New York Times}}'' article from this day covering {{W|Google X}} mentions that {{W|Andrew Ng}} is at Google X.<ref>{{cite web |url=https://www.nytimes.com/2011/11/14/technology/at-google-x-a-top-secret-lab-dreaming-up-the-future.html |date=November 13, 2011 |publisher=[[wikipedia:The New York Times|The New York Times]] |title=At Google X, a Top-Secret Lab Dreaming Up the Future |first1=Claire Cain |last1=Miller |first2=Nick |last2=Bilton |accessdate=May 12, 2018}}</ref>
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| 2012 || {{dts|December}} || || {{W|Ray Kurzweil}} joins Google as a director of engineering.<ref>{{cite web |url=https://techcrunch.com/2012/12/14/ray-kurzweil-joins-google-as-engineering-director-focusing-on-machine-learning-and-language-tech/ |first=Colleen |last=Taylor |date=December 15, 2012 |publisher=TechCrunch |title=Ray Kurzweil Joins Google In Full-Time Engineering Director Role; Will Focus On Machine Learning, Language Processing |accessdate=May 13, 2018}}</ref> When asked whether he is trying to build an artificial "Google Brain" as part of {{W|Jeff Dean}}'s program, Kurzweil replies that "Jeff Dean is one of my collaborators".<ref>{{cite web |url=https://www.wired.com/2013/04/kurzweil-google-ai/ |title=How Ray Kurzweil Will Help Google Make the Ultimate AI Brain |date=April 25, 2013 |first=Steven |last=Levy |publisher=[[wikipedia:WIRED|WIRED]] |accessdate=May 13, 2018}}</ref> It's not clear whether he was actually part of what would become Google Brain.
 
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| 2012 || {{Dts|June 26}} || || A blog post by {{W|Jeff Dean}} and {{W|Andrew Ng}} is published on the official Google blog. The post covers work done by the two at Google. The post does not mention a "Google Brain" (either as a project name or a team name), but it seems that this work turned into the Google Brain project.<ref>{{cite web |url=https://googleblog.blogspot.com/2012/06/using-large-scale-brain-simulations-for.html |title=Using large-scale brain simulations for machine learning and A.I. |first1=Jeff |last1=Dean |first2=Andrew |last2=Ng |publisher=Official Google Blog |accessdate=May 12, 2018}}</ref>
 
| 2012 || {{Dts|June 26}} || || A blog post by {{W|Jeff Dean}} and {{W|Andrew Ng}} is published on the official Google blog. The post covers work done by the two at Google. The post does not mention a "Google Brain" (either as a project name or a team name), but it seems that this work turned into the Google Brain project.<ref>{{cite web |url=https://googleblog.blogspot.com/2012/06/using-large-scale-brain-simulations-for.html |title=Using large-scale brain simulations for machine learning and A.I. |first1=Jeff |last1=Dean |first2=Andrew |last2=Ng |publisher=Official Google Blog |accessdate=May 12, 2018}}</ref>
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| 2013 || {{Dts|March}} || || Google hires {{W|Geoffrey Hinton}} and acquires DNNresearch Inc., the neural networks company started by Hinton and two of his graduate students, Alex Krizhevsky and Ilya Sutskever.<ref>{{cite web |url=https://media.utoronto.ca/media-releases/u-of-t-neural-networks-start-up-acquired-by-google/ |date=March 12, 2013 |author=U of T Media |title=Media Room & Blue Book – University of Toronto |accessdate=May 13, 2018}}</ref> The news reporting does not mention what Hinton would be working on at Google, but presumably he joined what would become Google Brain.
 
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| 2016 || {{dts|April 8}} || || The Google Brain team page is shared on {{W|Hacker News}}.<ref>{{cite web |url=https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=11451916 |title=Google Brain Team |website=Hacker News |accessdate=May 12, 2018}}</ref> This is possibly the first verifiable date on which "Google Brain" is used as a team name.
 
| 2016 || {{dts|April 8}} || || The Google Brain team page is shared on {{W|Hacker News}}.<ref>{{cite web |url=https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=11451916 |title=Google Brain Team |website=Hacker News |accessdate=May 12, 2018}}</ref> This is possibly the first verifiable date on which "Google Brain" is used as a team name.

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This is a timeline of Google Brain.

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Year Month and date Event type Details
2011 Andrew Ng launches "the Deep Learning project at Google".[1] This project would eventually become Google Brain.
2011 November 13 A New York Times article from this day covering Google X mentions that Andrew Ng is at Google X.[2]
2012 December Ray Kurzweil joins Google as a director of engineering.[3] When asked whether he is trying to build an artificial "Google Brain" as part of Jeff Dean's program, Kurzweil replies that "Jeff Dean is one of my collaborators".[4] It's not clear whether he was actually part of what would become Google Brain.
2012 June 26 A blog post by Jeff Dean and Andrew Ng is published on the official Google blog. The post covers work done by the two at Google. The post does not mention a "Google Brain" (either as a project name or a team name), but it seems that this work turned into the Google Brain project.[5]
2013 March Google hires Geoffrey Hinton and acquires DNNresearch Inc., the neural networks company started by Hinton and two of his graduate students, Alex Krizhevsky and Ilya Sutskever.[6] The news reporting does not mention what Hinton would be working on at Google, but presumably he joined what would become Google Brain.
2016 April 8 The Google Brain team page is shared on Hacker News.[7] This is possibly the first verifiable date on which "Google Brain" is used as a team name.
2016 April 16 The first Internet Archive snapshot of the Google Brain team web page is from this day.[8]
2016 August 4 The Google Brain team does an AMA ("ask me anything") on Reddit on the subreddit r/MachineLearning.[9]
2017 September 9 The Google Brain team does its second AMA ("ask me anything") on Reddit on the subreddit r/MachineLearning.[10]

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References

  1. Daniela Hernandez (May 7, 2013). "The Man Behind the Google Brain: Andrew Ng and the Quest for the New AI". Wired Enterprise. Archived from the original on June 1, 2013. Retrieved May 12, 2018. 
  2. Miller, Claire Cain; Bilton, Nick (November 13, 2011). "At Google X, a Top-Secret Lab Dreaming Up the Future". The New York Times. Retrieved May 12, 2018. 
  3. Taylor, Colleen (December 15, 2012). "Ray Kurzweil Joins Google In Full-Time Engineering Director Role; Will Focus On Machine Learning, Language Processing". TechCrunch. Retrieved May 13, 2018. 
  4. Levy, Steven (April 25, 2013). "How Ray Kurzweil Will Help Google Make the Ultimate AI Brain". WIRED. Retrieved May 13, 2018. 
  5. Dean, Jeff; Ng, Andrew. "Using large-scale brain simulations for machine learning and A.I.". Official Google Blog. Retrieved May 12, 2018. 
  6. U of T Media (March 12, 2013). "Media Room & Blue Book – University of Toronto". Retrieved May 13, 2018. 
  7. "Google Brain Team". Hacker News. Retrieved May 12, 2018. 
  8. "Research at Google". Archived from the original on April 16, 2016. Retrieved May 12, 2018. 
  9. "AMA: We are the Google Brain team. We'd love to answer your questions about machine learning. • r/MachineLearning". reddit. Retrieved May 12, 2018. 
  10. "We are the Google Brain team. We'd love to answer your questions (again) • r/MachineLearning". reddit. Retrieved May 12, 2018.