Artificial intelligence leader OpenAI is opening an office in Dublin. The Microsoft backed company announced earlier this week. According to a report in news agency Reuters, the Dublin office is starting small, with nine open jobs across different teams.
OpenAI chief strategy officer Jason Kwon said that the company intends to open more roles in the near future. The Dublin office will not be the company’s European headquarters. He further added that there will not be an executive running the office, at least not yet.
We like to grow deliberately and not too rapidly because we want to make sure that the culture of the company is established first in new offices before we scale up,” Kwon told Reuters. OpenAI is one of many US tech companies to set up shop in Dublin.
In addition to access to a talent pool already familiar with the culture of companies like Meta and Google, Ireland is a good place to engage with Europe from a regulatory and business development standpoint, Kwon said. Kwon insited that t/Tax implications did not play a role in the decision, as OpenAI is not profitable yet. This will be the San Francisco-based company’s third third office. OpenAI announced it was opening an office in United Kingdom’s capital London in June.
OpenAI’s ChatGPT is the second fastest-growing app in history, after Meta’s Threads app. It has created both excitement and alarm, bringing OpenAI into conflict with regulators, particularly in Europe, where the company’s mass data-collecting has drawn criticism from privacy watchdogs.