Inflection AI, a Palo Alto-based AI studio, announced it has raised $1.3 billion in a recent funding round led by current investors including Microsoft, Bill Gates, Reid Hoffman, Eric Schmidt, and new investor NVIDIA. The company, which aims to bring personal AIs to every individual worldwide, has now raised a total of $1.525 billion.
The funding will boost the continued development of Inflection AI’s innovative product, Pi, a new class of personal AI. Since its launch in May, Pi has been designed to be a kind and supportive companion, offering text and voice conversations, friendly advice, and concise information in a natural, flowing style.
An Unprecedented AI Cluster
In partnership with CoreWeave and NVIDIA, Inflection AI is currently constructing the world’s largest AI cluster, composed of 22,000 NVIDIA H100 Tensor Core GPUs. Within a year, the company has developed a sophisticated large language model to allow users to interact with Pi seamlessly, receiving fast, relevant, and helpful information and advice.
Mustafa Suleyman, CEO and co-founder of Inflection AI, expressed excitement over the investment and future collaborations with NVIDIA, Microsoft, and CoreWeave. He stated, “Personal AI is going to be the most transformational tool of our lifetimes. This is truly an inflection point.”
Partners on the AI Frontier
Jensen Huang, founder and CEO of NVIDIA, echoed Suleyman’s excitement, noting the revolutionary impact of natural language interaction with supercomputers. He highlighted the groundbreaking work carried out by Inflection AI in deploying NVIDIA AI technology to develop, train, and deploy massive generative AI models that enable impressive personal digital assistants.
Kevin Scott, CTO and EVP AI at Microsoft, also expressed enthusiasm for supporting Inflection AI’s vision. He commented, “It is an exciting time, and ambitious AI companies like Inflection AI are pioneering the industry with transformative products that are accessible, easy to use, and show the many possibilities of AI.”
Michael Intrator, CEO of CoreWeave, highlighted the outstanding team at Inflection AI, which is bringing the power of supercomputing to cutting-edge consumer products.
About Pi, Your ‘Personal AI’
Inflection AI’s flagship product, Pi, is designed to provide individuals with a new mode of self-expression, curiosity exploration, and access to a trusted personal AI. The name ‘Pi’ stands for ‘personal intelligence,’ representing infinite knowledge based on a person’s unique interests and needs.
Pi can serve as a teacher, coach, confidante, creative partner, and sounding board for its users. It continues to receive updates for new features and improvements. Accessible across various platforms including web, mobile, WhatsApp, Instagram, and Facebook Messenger, Pi provides a seamless, always-available personal AI experience.
A Promising Journey for Inflection AI
Founded in early 2022 by Mustafa Suleyman, Karén Simonyan, and Reid Hoffman, Inflection AI has quickly become a significant player in the AI industry, with a team consisting of some of the industry’s top AI experts from DeepMind, Google, Microsoft, OpenAI, and Meta. The company’s status as a Public Benefit Corporation and its ambitious mission to make personal AIs universally available have set the stage for what could be a transformative journey in the realm of personal AI technology.