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LinkedIn and DeepMind co-founders raise $225 million


Mustafa Suleyman is the co-founder and CEO of DeepMind

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DeepMind cofounder Mustafa Suleyman has announced that InflectionAI, an artificial intelligence company founded by Reid Hoffman and Reid Hoffman, has raised $225M in financing. a filingLast week, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission received this information.

Funding, first reported by TechCrunchThe funding was at an undisclosed value and the identity of the investors is not known at this time. The funding will likely be used to pay high-paying AI professionals. CNBC reached Inflection for comment but they did not respond immediately.

Company, founded earlier this yearShe is trying to create AI software products that allow humans to better communicate with machines.

Suleyman said to CNBC during March’s launch that “If we think about computing history, we have always attempted to reduce the complexity and communicate our ideas to a machine.” We simplify, reduce, or write in shorthand to make it easier for search engines to understand our search queries.

To control computers, humans must learn programming languages. They can also use the mouse to interact with and navigate on the screen. Suleyman explained that these were ways to simplify ideas, reduce complexity and increase creativity.

According to the British entrepreneur, Inflection plans to create a suite of new technologies that will allow anyone to communicate with a computer using plain language. At this point, it’s not clear what final products might look like or how expensive they’ll cost. It is also unclear who the target audience will be.

When the company was launched, only three team members were named: Suleyman, Hoffman and former DeepMind researcher Karén Simonyan. Others have since joined the company.

In March, Heinrich Kuttler left his research engineering manager role at MetaAccording to his LinkedIn profile, AI in London was selected to join the Inflection founding team. He will be working on the technical aspects of Inflection. Joe Fenton, a senior product manager at Google, left in February to focus on the products side of Inflection.

LinkedIn reports that Rewon Children and Maarten Bosma, both former Google Brain researchers have joined the ranks.

Greylock Ventures has been “incubating Inflection,” where Suleyman, Hoffman and Hoffman are the partners. Greylock Ventures told CNBC that Greylock is currently investing in Inflection in March, but did not disclose how much.

Inflection, one of many new AI startups, focuses its efforts on helping computers understand language. Adept, Cohere, and others have been established by prominent figures in this field.