LinkedIn and DeepMind cofounders launch AI startup Inflection

Inflection will also be Suleyman’s second company after DeepMind was acquired by Google in 2014.

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.”

Suleyman announced a surprise exit from his role as vice president from Google at the end of January this year. He stated that he would work with Hoffman at venture capital firm Greylock Partners


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This is the second company Hoffman is cofounding after LinkedIn’s sale to Microsoft in 2016. Inflection will also be Suleyman’s second company after DeepMind was acquired by Google in 2014. 

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

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Poulomi Chatterjee
Poulomi is a Technology Journalist with Analytics India Magazine. Her fascination with tech and eagerness to dive into new areas led her to the dynamic world of AI and data analytics.

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