Billionaire Reid Hoffman, DeepMind cofounder Mustafa Suleyman and former DeepMind researcher Karen Simonyan have announced the launch of a new company called Inflection AI. Suleyman will be appointed as CEO of the company. Inflection aims to develop a new suite of AI technologies that will ease communication between machines and humans. The company hasn’t yet revealed the products and services that it will sell.
In a statement released to the public, Suleyman noted, “Recent advances in artificial intelligence promise to fundamentally redefine human-machine interaction. We will soon have the ability to relay our thoughts and ideas to computers using the same natural, conversational language we use to communicate with people. Over time these new language capabilities will revolutionise what it means to have a digital experience.”
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Simonyan, the chief scientist at Inflection, also designed VGGNet, a neural network architecture for object-recognition models. Simonyan sold his first startup to DeepMind and led the deep learning teams that created some of the biggest breakthrough programs like AlphaZero and AlphaFold.