OpenAI, an AI research and deployment company today announced that it has raised an Angel round of investment at $30 million- according to Crunchbase. This funding brings OpenAI’s total funding to $1B.
OpenAI is an AI research and deployment company focused on ensuring that general-purpose artificial intelligence benefits humanity as a whole. AI is a tremendously powerful tool that must be designed with safety and human needs in mind. OpenAI is dedicated to emphasizing that alignment of interests over profit.
The mission of OpenAI is to ensure that artificial general intelligence (AGI)—that is, highly autonomous systems that outperform humans at the most economically valuable work—benefits humanity in general. OpenAI’s goal is to directly build safe and beneficial AGI, but we will consider our mission accomplished if our work assists others in doing so.