Inflection AI today announced that the company has raised $1.3 billion in a fresh round of funding led by Microsoft, Reid Hoffman, Bill Gates, Eric Schmidt, and new investor NVIDIA. The new funding brings the total raised by the company to $1.525 billion.
Along with its partners CoreWeave and NVIDIA, Inflection AI is building the largest AI cluster in the world comprising 22,000 NVIDIA H100 Tensor Core GPUs. In just over a year, Inflection AI has developed one of the most sophisticated large language models in the market to enable people to interact with Pi, your Personal AI (pi.ai), in the most simple, natural way and receive fast, relevant and helpful information and advice.
The funding will support the company’s continued work to build and design Inflection’s first product, launched in May. A new class of AI, Pi is designed to be a kind and supportive companion offering text and voice conversations, friendly advice, and concise information in a natural, flowing style.
“Personal AI is going to be the most transformational tool of our lifetimes. This is truly an inflection point. We’re excited to collaborate with NVIDIA, Microsoft, and CoreWeave as well as Eric, Bill and many others to bring this vision to life,”
Mustafa Suleyman, CEO and co-founder of Inflection AI.
“A powerful benefit of the AI revolution is the ability to use natural, conversational language to interact with supercomputers to simplify aspects of our everyday lives,”
“The world-class team at Inflection AI is helping to lead this groundbreaking work, deploying NVIDIA AI technology to develop, train and deploy massive generative AI models that enable amazing personal digital assistants.”
Jensen Huang, founder and CEO of NVIDIA.
“We’re proud to support Inflection AI as they pursue their vision for more trusted and personal AI experiences,”
“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.”
Kevin Scott, CTO and EVP AI, Microsoft.
“We are very excited to partner with Inflection AI, a pioneering AI company with an outstanding team, to bring the power of supercomputing to cutting edge consumer products,”
Michael Intrator, CEO of CoreWeave.
Previously, Inflection AI raised $225 million in a first round of funding in early 2022 from Greylock, Microsoft, Reid Hoffman, Bill Gates, Eric Schmidt, Mike Schroepfer, Demis Hassabis, Will.i.am, Horizons Ventures, and Dragoneer.
Largest AI cluster in the world
The deployment of 22,000 NVIDIA H100 GPUs in one cluster is truly unprecedented, and will support training and deployment of a new generation of large-scale AI models. Combined, the cluster develops a staggering 22 exaFLOPS in the 16-bit precision mode, and even more if lower precision is utilized. We estimate that if we entered our cluster in the recent TOP500 list of supercomputers, it would be the 2nd and close to the top entry, despite being optimized for AI – rather than scientific – applications. The rollout of the cluster is actively under way, and we have already been able to confirm its performance in the recent MLPerf benchmark.
Pi, Your ‘Personal AI’
Pi was created to give people a new way to express themselves, share their curiosities, explore new ideas, and experience a trusted personal AI. It is built on world-class proprietary AI technology developed in-house.
Pi stands for “personal intelligence” because it can provide infinite knowledge based on a person’s unique interests and needs. Pi is a teacher, coach, confidante, creative partner, and sounding board. It is being continuously updated with new features and improvements.