DeepMind co-founder Mustafa Suleyman to lead Microsoft's AI division

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Google's DeepMind co-founder Mustafa Suleyman has been appointed to head Microsoft's AI division.

An Overview of the News

  • Suleyman will report directly to Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella.

  • Responsibilities Include Overseeing:

    • Integration of AI Copilot into Windows.

    • Incorporating interactive elements into Microsoft's Bing search engine.

    • Consolidating all consumer AI projects under a single leadership.

Key Points on the Background of Mustafa Suleyman

  • Mustafa Suleyman comes from a background where his father was a Syrian-born taxi driver and his mother was an English nurse.

  • He was brought up in the London Borough of Islington.

  • Suleyman studied philosophy and theology at the University of Oxford but discontinued during his second year.

  • He founded Muslim Youth Helpline, a charitable organization in the UK.

  • At the young age of 22, he provided advisory services on human rights policy to former London Mayor Ken Livingstone.

Mustafa Suleyman's Journey from DeepMind to Inflection AI and Microsoft:

  • Co-founded DeepMind in 2010, taking on the role of head of Applied AI, with an emphasis on ethical AI use.

  • Left Google in 2022 to found Inflexion AI.

  • Inflection AI achieved success with the creation of the popular AI chatbot Pi and secured $1.3 billion in funding.

  • Key figure Karen Simonyan, co-founder and chief scientist of Inflection AI, will move to Microsoft as chief scientist for Microsoft AI.

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