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As a British citizen, I’m proud …., says Mustafa Suleyman, in his first blog as CEO of Microsoft AI – Times of India

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Former Google DeepMind co-founder Mustafa Suleyman recently took over as Microsoft AI CEO. Suleyman co-founded the AI research lab DeepMind in the UK, which was bought by Google in 2014. He also launched his own AI start-up, Inflection AI, in 2022, before joining Microsoft in March. Microsoft is opening a new office in London dedicated to artificial intelligence (AI) research and development, Suleyman announced the same in his first blog as the company’s CEO.He wrote that Microsoft AI London will drive work to advance state-of-the-art language models and their supporting infrastructure. “This AI hub is also expected to create advanced tooling for foundation models as it will collaborate closely with AI teams across Microsoft and its partners, including ChatGPT maker OpenAI,” he wrote. Here’s Mustafa Suleyman’s first blog as CEO of Microsoft AI:
Read Mustafa Suleyman’s message here
“Microsoft recently announced the creation of Microsoft AI, a newly formed organisation to help advance our consumer AI products and research, including Copilot. Building on that news, I’m thrilled to share that Microsoft AI is opening a new AI hub in the heart of London. Microsoft AI London will drive pioneering work to advance state-of-the-art language models and their supporting infrastructure, and to create world-class tooling for foundation models, collaborating closely with our AI teams across Microsoft and with our partners, including OpenAI.
The new AI hub will be led by Jordan Hoffmann, an exceptional AI scientist and engineer. Prior to joining Microsoft AI, Hoffmann distinguished himself as an AI pioneer at Inflection and DeepMind, based in London. Hoffmann will be joined by a talented group of Microsoft AI team members based in our London Paddington office.
There is an enormous pool of AI talent and expertise in the UK and Microsoft AI plans to make a significant, long-term investment in the region as we begin hiring the best AI scientists and engineers for this new AI hub.
In the coming weeks and months, we will be posting job openings and actively hiring exceptional individuals who want to work on the most interesting and challenging AI questions of our time. We’re looking for new team members who are driven by impact at scale, and who are passionate innovators eager to contribute to a team culture where continuous learning is the norm.
This is great news for Microsoft AI and for the UK. As a British citizen, born and raised in London, I’m proud to have co-founded and built a cutting-edge AI business here. I’m deeply aware of the extraordinary talent pool and AI ecosystem in the UK, and I’m excited to make this commitment to the UK on behalf of Microsoft AI. I know – through my close work with thought leaders in the UK government, the business community and academia – that the country is committed to advancing AI responsibly and with a safety-first commitment to drive investment, innovation and economic growth. Our decision to open this hub in the UK reflects this ambition.
The Microsoft AI London hub adds to Microsoft’s existing presence in the UK, including the Microsoft Research Cambridge lab, home to some of the foremost researchers in the areas of AI, cloud and productivity. At the same time, it builds off Microsoft’s recently announced £2.5 billion investment to upskill the UK workforce for the AI era and to build the infrastructure to power the AI economy, including our commitment to bring 20,000 of the most advanced GPUs to the country by 2026.
Stay tuned for more updates as we continue to push the boundaries of what’s possible with AI and extend the benefits to every person and organisation across the UK.”

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