Microsoft-backed AI firm opened its first international office in London. CEO Sam Altman said OpenAI’s London office would focus on “research and engineering capabilities” and “local communities and policymakers.”
To draw top talent and promote innovation in AGI development and policy, OpenAI is growing its London office. DeepMind, Google’s main AI research group, and a wealth of data science talent are both based in the city. With over 1,300 AI firms situated in the city and being the best-funded in the UK, London is also becoming a flourishing hub for startup enterprises in the field.