OpenAI Invests in Ireland’s AI Ecosystem
The tech and startup ecosystem in Ireland is booming, especially in cities like Dublin, Cork, Galway, and Limerick. OpenAI is eager to contribute to this growth by collaborating with the government and working with industry, startups, and researchers to advance AI development and deployment. Our first step in this direction is providing access to our technology and offering mentorship to Patch, a non-profit youth accelerator that empowers exceptional 16-21 year olds to build and learn through entrepreneurial projects.
Positive Reception from IDA Ireland
OpenAI’s decision to establish a European presence in Dublin has been warmly welcomed by IDA Ireland. As a renowned hub for digital companies’ administrative, regulatory, and innovation activities, Ireland’s AI focus is further endorsed by our investment. IDA Ireland’s CEO, Michael Lohan, expresses excitement about building a thriving AI ecosystem in Ireland.
Collaborating with Ireland’s Ecosystem
Ireland’s close-knit community of private sectors, academia, government, and startups has caught our attention. We sought feedback from them to ensure that OpenAI enters as a valuable partner. This milestone enables us to understand, serve, and collaborate better with our European partners, users, and customers.
Fostering AI Innovation in Ireland
Ireland aims to create a supportive ecosystem to benefit from AI advancements. OpenAI’s presence in the country is seen as a catalyst for emerging AI research and innovation, as well as preparing the workforce for the future. Simon Coveney, the Minister for Enterprise, Trade, and Employment, emphasizes the importance of strong companies like OpenAI in Ireland’s AI journey.