Deepmind co-founder becomes new head of consumer AI products at Microsoft

Microsoft has hired Mustafa Suleyman, co-founder of Google’s DeepMind AI lab, as CEO of a new team responsible for the company’s consumer AI products, including Copilot, Bing and Edge. Suleyman will also serve as executive vice president of Microsoft AI, part of a leadership team that reports directly to CEO Satya Nadella. Suleyman co-founded Deepmind in 2010 and left the company in 2019. He was then hired by Google for product management and AI policy, before leaving the company in 2022 to co-found LLM startup Inflection AI. Suleyman took some of his Inflection team with him to Microsoft. Inflection AI continues with a new CEO and is bringing its models to the Azure cloud, including the recently released Inflection 2.5.

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