OpenAI, the artificial intelligence (AI) research lab responsible for creating the revolutionary AI-powered chatbot ChatGPT, has announced its first international expansion by establishing a new office in London, United Kingdom. This move marks a significant milestone in OpenAI’s growth and demonstrates its commitment to globalizing its operations and diversifying its perspectives.
The London office is a testament to OpenAI’s mission to ensure that artificial general intelligence (AGI) benefits all of humanity. “Our expansion into London, a city globally recognized for its rich culture and exceptional talent pool, is an exciting step forward in our research and development journey,” says Diane Yoon, OpenAI’s VP of People.
OpenAI plans to build dynamic teams in London, focusing on Research, Engineering, and Go-to-Market functions, among others. These teams will play a crucial role in bolstering OpenAI’s efforts to create and promote safe AGI.
OpenAI says that London’s thriving technology ecosystem and its pool of exceptional talent make it the perfect location for the firm’s first international office. The London teams will concentrate on enhancing OpenAI’s cutting-edge research and engineering capabilities while working closely with local communities and policymakers.
Sam Altman, CEO of OpenAI, views this expansion as a unique opportunity to attract world-class talent and foster innovation in AGI development and policy. “We’re excited about what the future holds and to see the contributions our London office will make towards building and deploying safe AI,” Altman adds.