Google DeepMind Co-Founder Becomes New Microsoft AI CEO

Google DeepMind Co-Founder Becomes New Microsoft AI CEO
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Microsoft has hired Mustafa Suleyman, the co-founder of Inflection AI. Suleyman announced this on X, stating,

Further, the Inflection AI founder will also act as the executive vice president of Microsoft AI and join the team that reports to Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella.

Notably, Suleyman co-founded DeepMind in 2010, which was acquired by Google four years later.

After leaving Google, the AI entrepreneur co-founded Inflection AI, which is a generative AI and machine learning company, in 2022. Talking about his venture, Suleyman wrote,

@InflectionAI will continue on its mission under a new CEO, and look to reach more people than ever by making its API widely available to developers and businesses the world over.

Further, Satya Nadella said,

Along with Suleyman, Microsoft has hired Inflection AI co-founder Karén Simonyan as the Chief Scientist of the division, and many others, as posted on X by Suleyman.

These hirings come months after Satya Nadella almost hired ChatGPT’s parent company, OpenAI’s CEO Sam Altman.

Meanwhile, Nadella also announced this in a Microsoft blog post. He said,

I’ve known Mustafa for several years and have greatly admired him as a founder of both DeepMind and Inflection, and as a visionary, product maker, and builder of pioneering teams that go after bold missions.

Notably, Suleyman has about 15 years of experience in the artificial intelligence industry. Suleyman served as the vice president of product management and AI policy at Google DeepMind, which he eventually left in 2022.

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