AI pioneer Mustafa Suleiman left Google to join venture capital firm Greylock Partners. Writes about it The New York Times.
While at Google, Suleiman was stripped of some of his managerial responsibilities at DeepMind. The company received complaints that he allegedly bullied employees. Suleiman later acknowledged the claims of his employees.
“I really screwed up. I am very sorry about how this affected people and how much pain they experienced. ”, – he said.
Suleiman served as Google’s Vice President of Product Management and AI Policy. He joined the company in 2014 when the search giant acquired DeepMind for $650 million.
Under the leadership of Suleiman, the laboratory began to engage in research in the field of health. He has also become a key voice in DeepMind’s efforts to counter the collaboration between Google and the US Department of Defense. The protest of workers in the end forced the company’s management to refuse a contract with the military.
What Suleiman will do at Greylock Partners is unknown.
Recall that in December 2021, DeepMind demonstrated a language model with 280 billion parameters.
In August, the laboratory presented a universal architecture for creating artificial intelligence.
In July, DeepMind opened up a database of 20,000 human protein structures created by the AlphaFold neural network.