Microsoft hires DeepMind co-founder Suleiman to run consumer AI

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Microsoft Corporation has given name Mustafa Suleman The head of its consumer artificial intelligence business has hired away most of the staff from its Inflexion AI startup as the software giant looks to fend off Alphabet Inc’s Google in the fiercely contested market for AI products.

Google’s DeepMind co-founder Suleiman will report to CEO Satya Nadella and oversees several projects, such as integrating AI Copilot into Windows and adding conversational elements to the Bing search engine. His appointment will put Microsoft’s consumer AI work under one leader for the first time.

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