OpenAI is an AI research and deployment company dedicated to ensuring that general-purpose artificial intelligence benefits all of humanity.
OpenAI’s mission is to ensure that artificial general intelligence benefits all of humanity.
OpenAI was founded in 2015 by Sam Altman, Reid Hoffman, Jessica Livingston, Elon Musk, Ilya Sutskever, Peter Thiel and others. The company is headquartered in San Francisco, CA.
OpenAI launched several products OpenAI Gym, RoboSumo, Debate Game, Dactyl, DALL-E, etc. OpenAI's GPT-3, which performs a variety of natural language tasks, Codex, which translates natural language to code, and DALL·E, which creates and edits original images.
OpenAI also released ChatGPT, an AI tool that provides a conversational interface that allows you to ask questions in natural language. The system then responds with an answer within seconds. ChatGPT was launched in November 2022 and reached 1M users only 5 days after its initial launch.
OpenAI's API has been deployed in thousands of applications with tasks ranging from helping people learn new languages to solving complex classification problems. More than 3M people are already using it's DALL·E to extend their creativity and speed up their workflows, generating over 4 million images a day.
OpenAI is backed by Microsoft, Tiger Global Management, Khosla Ventures, Andreessen Horowitz, Infosys, Elon Musk, Sam Altman, Reid Hoffman, Founders Fund, Thrive Capital, YCombinator, Bedrock, and others. The company raised $10B in a new round on Jan 23, 2023. This brings OpenAI's total funding to $11B to date. The deal valued OpenAI at a $29B post-money. OpenAI was last valued at $14B in a financing raised in Jan 2021.