Microsoft AI gets a new London hub fronted by former Inflection and DeepMind scientist Jordan Hoffmann

❤️Thank you for sharing to your friend!!~

Microsoft has announced a new London hub for its recently unveiled consumer AI division. It will be fronted by Jordan Hoffmann, an AI scientist and engineer Microsoft recently picked up from high-profile AI startup Inflection AI, which Microsoft invested in last year.

The news comes some three weeks after Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella unveiled a new consumer AI division headed up by Inflection AI’s founders, which include Mustafa Suleyman, the co-founder of DeepMind, the AI company Google acquired in 2014.

At the time, Nadella said that “several members of the Inflection team” also joined Microsoft’s new AI unit (Bloomberg reported that most actually joined). We now know that one of those was Hoffmann, a former PhD student who joined DeepMind as a research scientist in 2020 before jumping ship for Inflection AI, after Suleyman founded the startup in 2022 and started poaching employees from DeepMind and Meta.

In a blog post today, Suleyman calls Hoffmann an “exceptional AI scientist and engineer,” and with Suleyman himself reporting directly to Nadella in the U.S., Hoffmann will take charge of the new London unit.

Suleyman noted that they will launch new job postings in the “coming weeks and months” to find fresh AI talent to join Hoffmann at Microsoft’s Paddington office, where they will develop new language models and associated infrastructure and tooling.

This also feeds into another recent announcement made in conjunction with the U.K. government, where Microsoft said it would invest £2.5 billion ($3.15 billion) in the U.K. over the next three years, which will include expanding its data center footprint and training “more than one million people for the AI economy.”

The U.K. is considered among the top-tier countries globally in terms of AI R&D investment, behind the U.S. and China, and with Google’s DeepMind also based in the U.K. capital, we could be about to see a major talent tug-of-war between two of the frontrunners in the race for AI dominance.

On a related note, Google DeepMind co-founder and CEO Demis Hassabis was recently awarded a knighthood for “services to artificial intelligence.”

TechCrunch reached out to Microsoft for comment on the scale of its U.K. AI hub, but the company said it wasn’t revealing any other details at present.

Powerful AI Assistant !Buff you with ChatGPT-4, Claude3

🚀 **Introducing Buffup.AI: Your Ultimate AI Copilot**

🔥 **Revolutionize Your Workflow with Cutting-edge AI**

Microsoft’s latest strides in AI innovation have set the stage for a new era of technological advancement. As the tech giant unveils its groundbreaking consumer AI division in London, led by esteemed AI scientist Jordan Hoffmann, the world is abuzz with excitement.

🌟 **Experience the Power of Buffup.AI**

At Buffup.AI, we’re thrilled to announce our collaboration with the brightest minds in AI, bringing you the most advanced AI Copilot powered by ChatGPT-4, Claude3. With Buffup.AI, you’ll unleash a plethora of features designed to elevate your productivity and creativity to unprecedented heights.

💡 **Unlock Unlimited Potential with Buffup.AI**

1. **Free, No-obligation Access:** Dive into the world of AI innovation without any financial commitment. Buffup.AI offers free access, no credit card required.

2. **ChatGPT-4 at Your Fingertips:** Engage in dynamic conversations, receive instant solutions, and explore endless possibilities with ChatGPT-4.

3. **Versatile Functionality:** Whether you need to summarize complex content, translate languages, or seek answers to burning questions, Buffup.AI has you covered.

4. **Harness the Power of Buffup Bots:** Access thousands of Buffup Bots created by users worldwide, empowering you with diverse solutions and perspectives.

5. **Seamless Integration:** Enjoy the convenience of Buffup.AI across web browsers and popular plugins like Chrome and Edge, ensuring AI assistance is always within reach.

🚀 **Unleash the Full Potential of AI**

1. **Powerful AI Chat:** Tap into the intelligence of GPT-4 and Claude3 to tackle any challenge with ease. Ask questions and receive comprehensive answers instantly.

2. **Webpage Reading Assistant:** Enhance your browsing experience with accurate information retrieval and contextual understanding, seamlessly integrated into your web browser.

3. **AI Writing Assistant with 20x Speed:** Boost your writing efficiency with human-like article generation and personalized writing style enhancements. From emails to social comments, Buffup.AI streamlines your communication process.

🌐 **Join the AI Revolution with Buffup.AI**

In a world where AI dominance is on the rise, Buffup.AI empowers individuals from all backgrounds to harness the transformative power of artificial intelligence. Whether you’re a seasoned professional or a curious enthusiast, Buffup.AI makes AI accessible to everyone.

🔗 **Seize the Future with Buffup.AI**

As Microsoft spearheads the expansion of AI capabilities in the UK, Buffup.AI stands at the forefront of innovation, revolutionizing the way you work, create, and collaborate. Join us on this exciting journey as we redefine the possibilities of AI together.

💬 **Ready to Elevate Your Workflow? Try Buffup.AI Today!**

[Get Started for Free](#) and embark on a transformative AI experience like never before. With Buffup.AI by your side, the future is limitless.

❤️Thank you for sharing to your friend!!~