Inflection AI wants to make it easier for humans to talk to computers
Inflection AI is a new software company focused on improving human-computer interaction. The business has been co-founded by Mustafa Suleyman, co-founder of DeepMind, Reid Hoffman, co-founder of LinkedIn, and deep learning expert Karén Simonyan.
The AI-focused company aims to address the problem that humans need to simplify the requests they make to computers. We adjust our language to fit what machines can understand, be that a command to a voice assistant or a search engine term.
Inflection wants to turn this on its head so that machines can understand natural human language. This technology will enable us to communicate with devices more conversationally.
The company is being incubated at Greylock, a venture capital firm that has invested in Airbnb, Roblox and Discord, to name a few. It is unclear how or when Inflection will sell its products, but Suleyman has suggested that the company will reveal further details of its product plans in a matter of months.
In an interview, Suleyman claimed that the company would “almost certainly” achieve its goal within five years. On the software that Inflection will build, they said,
It feels like we’re on the cusp of being able to generate language to pretty much human-level performance... It opens up a whole new suite of things that we can do in the product space.”