Reid Hoffman, founder and chairman of Linkedin, at WEF 2015 in Davos, Switzerland.

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According to CNBC analysis, Inflection AI, a startup launched earlier this month by LinkedIn billionaire Reed Hoffman and DeepMind co-founder Mustafa Suleiman, has caught an artificial intelligence guru from Google and Meta.

Silicon Valley-based Inflection is developing AI software products that make it easier for people to communicate with computers.

When the campaign was launched, the only three team members that were published were Suleiman, Hoffman and former DeepMind researcher Karen Simanyan. However, now others have joined them.

This month, Heinrich Kuttler left his position as research manager at Meta AI in London to join the Inflection founding team working on the technical side of the business, according to his LinkedIn page. He is one of many people who left Meta after CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced the transition to the so-called metaworld.

Elsewhere, Joe Fenton left his position as senior product manager at Google in February to join the founding team of Inflection AI, working on the product business.

Both Cuttler and Fentan, who previously worked at DeepMind with Suleiman, did not immediately respond to CNBC’s request for comment. Inflection declined to comment. Meta and Google did not immediately respond to CNBC’s request for comment.

Researchers and engineers who arrange work with AI in DeepMind, Google and Meta tend to have impressive resumes. Fentan, for example, has a first-class degree in physics from the University of Warwick in England, and Cutler studied theoretical and mathematical physics at Germany’s leading universities.

Inflection is the first company Hoffman co-founded since he sold LinkedIn to Microsoft for $ 26.2 billion in 2016. It is also the first company co-founded by Suleiman since he sold DeepMind to Google in 2014 for about $ 600 million. The couple is also an investor in the venture company Greylock.

“AI is one of the most transformative technologies of our time,” Hoffman said in a statement issued by CNBC during the launch.

“Mustafa has been at the forefront of some of the most exciting advances in artificial intelligence. It’s a privilege to join him and Karen in creating Inflection ”.

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