Google DeepMind Co-founder Appointed CEO of Microsoft AI to Lead Copilot AI Initiatives

Microsoft has hired Mustafa Suleyman, the Google DeepMind co-founder, as the CEO of Microsoft AI to lead Copilot AI initiatives. Suleyman’s appointment shows Microsoft’s commitment to advancing AI technology and signifies a new chapter in the company’s AI ventures.

Suleyman, who previously co-founded DeepMind, gained fame for his work in AI research. In 2014, it was acquired by Google. His tenure at DeepMind saw remarkable achievements, including placements in journals like Nature and widespread media recognition for the company’s groundbreaking AI research.

Satya Nadella On Hiring Google DeepMind Co-founder

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella expressed his enthusiasm for Suleyman’s appointment, highlighting his admiration for Suleyman’s visionary leadership and track record as a trailblazer in AI. “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,” Nadella wrote.

Suleyman’s journey from Google DeepMind co-founder to Microsoft CEO saw a brief interval as he became co-founder and CEO of Inflection AI. Karén Simonyan, co-founder and chief scientist of Inflection AI, is joining Microsoft as chief scientist. Alongside several other members from Inflection AI, Nadella wrote in a Microsoft memo.

The new Microsoft AI group will focus on advancing Copilot, an AI technology integrated into various Microsoft products such as Bing and Windows.  It will also include consumer AI products and research.

Google Faces Challenges

Demis Hassabis, another co-founder of DeepMind, remains at Google. However, Google has recently faced challenges with its Gemini chatbot and image-generation AI. Google temporarily removed the image-generation feature due to issues with historical inaccuracies and contentious responses.

“We have taken the feature offline while we fix that,” Hassabis said last month. “We are hoping to have that back online very shortly, in the next couple of weeks.” He added that the product was not “working as we intended.”


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