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Inflection AI Raises $1.3 Billion

The startup Inflection AI, which is currently working on creating a chatbot called Pi, reported that it managed to raise investment funds in the amount of $1.3 billion.

Inflection AI Raises $1.3 Billion

This funding round has become one of the largest fundraising processes within the framework of the current incredible popularity of artificial intelligence in Silicon Valley. The cost of a startup, the history of which does not exceed two years, is $4 billion. This was reported by the media with reference to a person who is aware of the company’s performance and preferred to provide relevant information on the rights of anonymity.

The co-founders of Inflection AI are well-known Silicon Valley figures, including Reed Hoffman, one of the founders of LinkedIn and a partner of Greylock Partners, and Mustafa Suleiman, who participated in the creation of the influential Google DeepMind artificial intelligence laboratory.

The startup also has something like a star list of investors. The co-founder of Microsoft Bill Gates, former Google CEO Eric Schmidt, and Nvidia took part in the new round of financing.

The field of artificial intelligence is currently one of the main objects of interest from investors around the world. For example, the value of Nvidia shares this year showed an increase of about 180%. This result is partly due to the fact that the company produces chips for working with artificial intelligence. The AI industry is deservedly a kind of center of attraction, since advanced technologies, which have the potential to transform the surrounding space in many of its dimensions, are obviously one of the main forces of humanity in the context of its future development. But at the same time, it can be assumed with a high degree of probability that literally every project in this area is unlikely to be successful. In the face of fierce competition, not every startup will reach the top of success.

In the era of the active creation of new and new firms in the field of artificial intelligence, Inflection AI compares favorably with other representatives of the technological environment in its scale. Currently, there is no information about which part of the investments received as a result of the financing round will be provided in cash, and which will be received in the form of other forms of value, including loans for technologies using AI tools.

The startup announced cooperation with CoreWeave and Nvidia as part of a project to create the world’s largest computing cluster of artificial intelligence, which consists of 22 thousand chips designed, among other things, for use with large language models.

Mustafa Suleyman is convinced that personal AI will become a tool for transforming human life. He is also confident that the current moment in the development of the technology sector is a turning point in terms of the prospects for its impact on the world.

Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang says that the startup uses his company’s technology to deploy massive models of generative artificial intelligence, with which it is possible to create highly efficient digital personal assistants.

The Pi chatbot is an assistant that is able to conduct text and voice conversations, can give friendly advice, and provide brief information in an accessible form in response to requests.

As we have reported earlier, AI Startup Typeface Raises $100 Million.

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