DeepMind cofounder Mustafa Suleyman wants to build a chatbot that does a whole lot more than chat. In a recent conversation with the MIT Technology Review, he said generative AI is just a phase. What’s next is interactive AI."
Conversation is the future interface. You know, instead of just clicking on buttons and typing, you’re going to talk to your AI. And these AIs (will) talk to other people, talk to other AIs," says Suleyman, who has a new billion-dollar company, Inflection, with a roster of top-tier talent plucked from DeepMind, Meta, and OpenAI.
Interactive AI is the third phase of artificial intelligence, according to Techopedia, following classification and generative AI. It emphasizes dynamic agent interaction and enables bots to coordinate with software and humans for various tasks.
"This is) a huge shift in what technology can do," says Suleyman. "It’s a very, very profound moment in the history of technology that I think many people underestimate."
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"Grok is designed to answer questions with a bit of wit and has a rebellious streak, so please don’t use it if you hate humor!"
—The team at Elon Musk's xAI, announcing the beta version of its AI chatbot "modeled after the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy"