Microsoft announces London AI hub


Microsoft AI, the newly launched Microsoft organisation that is tasked with helping the company advance its consumer AI products has announced it is opening an AI hub in London.

Microsoft AI was launched last month, with DeepMind and Inflection co-founder Mustafa Suleyman leading the new organisation as its inaugural CEO.

Following that news, Suleyman has revealed in a blog post on Microsoft’s website that he will open an AI hub in London, that will aim to advance language models and their supporting infrastructure in partnership with AI teams across Microsoft and partnering companies including Open AI.

Jordan Hoffmann, Suleyman’s former colleague at Inflection and DeepMind will lead the new effort. Hoffmann will be joined by Microsoft AI team members based in its London Paddington office.  

“There is an enormous pool of AI talent and expertise in the U.K., and Microsoft AI plans to make a significant, long-term investment in the region as we begin hiring the best AI scientists and engineers into this new AI hub,” Suleyman said.

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