Microsoft announces new AI hub in London

‘There is an enormous pool of AI talent and expertise in the U.K., and Microsoft AI plans to make a significant, long-term investment in the region as we begin hiring the best AI scientists and engineers into this new AI hub.’

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Microsoft has unveiled plans for a new AI hub in London, signalling a significant investment in advancing AI research and development. The initiative, part of the newly formed Microsoft AI organization, aims to pioneer language models and infrastructure advancements while fostering collaboration with AI teams and partners like OpenAI.

Jordan Hoffmann, an esteemed AI scientist and engineer with a track record of innovation at companies like Inflection and DeepMind, will lead Microsoft AI London. Hoffmann will be joined by a team based in Microsoft’s London Paddington office, tapping into the rich pool of AI talent in the UK.

The announcement comes with a commitment to long-term investment in the region, with Microsoft AI actively seeking top AI scientists and engineers to join the hub. Job openings will be posted in the coming weeks, focusing on individuals passionate about tackling complex AI challenges and driving impact at scale.