About OpenAI

OpenAI is a non-profit AI research company, discovering and enacting the path to safe
artificial general intelligence.


Artificial general intelligence (AGI) will be the most significant technology ever created by humans.

OpenAI's mission is to build safe AGI, and ensure AGI's benefits are as widely and evenly distributed as possible. We expect AI technologies to be hugely impactful in the short term, but their impact will be outstripped by that of the first AGIs.

We're a non-profit research company. Our full-time staff of 60 researchers and engineers is dedicated to working towards our mission regardless of the opportunities for selfish gain which arise along the way.

We focus on long-term research, working on problems that require us to make fundamental advances in AI capabilities. By being at the forefront of the field, we can influence the conditions under which AGI is created. As Alan Kay said, "The best way to predict the future is to invent it."

We publish at top machine learning conferences, open-source software tools for accelerating AI research, and release blog posts to communicate our research. We will not keep information private for private benefit, but in the long term, we expect to create formal processes for keeping technologies private when there are safety concerns.


OpenAI is sponsored by individuals and companies.

  • Sam Altman
  • Greg Brockman
  • Reid Hoffman
  • Jessica Livingston
  • Elon Musk
  • Peter Thiel
  • YC Research
  • Infosys
  • Microsoft
  • AWS
  • Open Philantropy Project

Product access

The following companies have donated access to their products.

  • Abacus
  • Asana
  • Atlassian
  • Buffer
  • Buildkite
  • Cloudflare
  • Datadog
  • Front
  • GitHub
  • Gitter
  • HashiCorp
  • Intercom
  • Lattice
  • Lever
  • Meldium
  • Meraki
  • Monstercat
  • Nvidia
  • Pagerduty
  • Periscope
  • Pingboard
  • Py
  • Quip
  • Segment
  • Sentry
  • TravisCI