Mustafa Suleyman is already betting heavily on the next phase of AI before most of us have really come to grips with the current one.
The Inflection AI CEO believes we are on the tip of a true AI evolution that will grow far beyond today’s generative AI models such as Chat-GPT and into a world where AI will interact with us, handling complex, multi-step tasks.
And while this type of use of AI scares many people, Suleyman is optimistic.
Suleyman spoke on the topic to The MIT Technology Review.
“The first wave of AI was about classification,” offered Suleyman.
“Deep learning showed that we can train a computer to classify various types of input data: images, video, audio, and language.”
“Now we’re in the generative wave, where you take that input data and produce new data.”
“The third wave will be the interactive phase. That’s why I’ve bet for a long time that conversation is the future interface. You know, instead of just clicking on buttons and typing, you’re going to talk to your AI.”
In, 2010, Suleyman helped to found DeepMind, one the biggest names in artificial intelligence and machine learning.
Google acquired DeepMind in 2014 for a reported $400 to $600 million and helped usher AI into the Google portfolio.
In 2019, Suleyman left DeepMind to help create an AI policy for Google.
He served as co-chair of The Partnership on AI, a consortium of top tech companies focused on best practices in AI, including the ethics of AI.
Suleyman then founded Inflection AI with LinkedIn cofounder Reid Hoffman with a focus on creating a more interactive AI.
Their first attempt at this came earlier this year with the release of their interactive chatbot called Pi.