Copilot, Edge and Bing

Copilot, Edge and Bing

Microsoft announced the creation of a Microsoft AI division that will develop Copilot, Edge and Bing. It will be headed by Mustafa Suleiman, co-founder of DeepMind and Inflection.

Suleiman will be executive vice president and general manager of Microsoft AI and will join the company’s senior management team, reporting directly to Satie Nadella.

Mykhailo Parakhin and his team and Mykhailo Bilenko and the GenAI team will also join the new division. Both will report directly to Mustafa Suleiman. Inflection itself plans to appoint Sean White as CEO, and soon deploy Inflection-2.5 on Azure.

In 2010, Mustafa Suleiman co-founded the AI ​​laboratory DeepMind, which was bought by Google in 2014. According to The Verge, Mustafa was placed on indefinite leave in 2019 due to disagreements over some of the projects he was managing. The Wall Street Journal later reported that Google and DeepMind had launched an investigation into Suleiman following employee complaints of toxic behavior.

However, after leaving DeepMind, Google hired Suleiman as vice president of AI product management and AI policy. Suleiman left Google in 2022 and co-founded the startup Inflection AI.

“I’ve known Mustafa for several years and admire him as the founder of DeepMind and Inflection, and as a visionary, creator of products and innovative teams that take on bold challenges,” Satya Nadella wrote in a memo to employees published by Microsoft. “We have a real chance to create technology that was once thought impossible and is in line with our mission to bring the benefits of AI to every person and organization on the planet safely and responsibly.”

After launching Bing Chat (now Copilot) last year, Microsoft has implemented its AI assistant into Office, Windows 11 and Edge products. The company plans to hold a special AI event ahead of May’s Build conference.

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