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Inflection AI Ends Support for WhatsApp and Messenger

Inflection AI stops supporting its AI assistant Pi on messaging apps like WhatsApp. Now you can only access Pi through their website or mobile app.

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Inflection AI has announced it will no longer support its AI on messagng platforms like and . As confirmed to Neowin, Users are now directed to access the AI, known as Pi, through the company's website or mobile applications for Android and iOS.

Leadership Changes Prompt Strategic Shift

This move comes shortly after Microsoft appointed Mustafa Suleyman to head its consumer artificial intelligence initiatives. has also reportedly been poaching members of Inflection's development team. This comes as Microsoft forms a new AI division, led by Inflection's founders, Mustafa Suleyman and Karén Simonyan

At the time of their exit, stated that no immediate changes would occur. However, this period of stability has ended. The change was not formally announced on the company's blog but was discovered by Neowin during an interaction with the AI on WhatsApp. The AI informed users about the new access points.

New Leadership and Strategic Focus

Reid Hoffman, one of the original co-founders, remains on the board, while Sean White has been appointed as the new CEO. The removal of Pi AI from messaging apps indicates a strategic shift, potentially allowing Inflection AI to focus its resources on enhancing the user experience on its website and mobile apps. This move could also enable the company to concentrate more on developing its AI models.

Impact on Users and Future Directions

The end of support for messaging apps means users can no longer integrate Pi AI into group chats for real-time inquiries. While this change may disappoint some users, it reflects Inflection AI's intent to streamline its services and possibly improve the overall functionality and performance of its AI offerings. The company assures users that they can still enjoy a “great, free experience” through the designated platforms.

Inflection AI's strategic realignment comes amidst a competitive environment in the AI industry, with companies like making significant advancements. By focusing on fewer platforms, Inflection AI may aim to strengthen its position and deliver more robust to its user base.

SourceNeowin
Luke Jones
Luke Jones
Luke has been writing about all things tech for more than five years. He is following Microsoft closely to bring you the latest news about Windows, Office, Azure, Skype, HoloLens and all the rest of their products.