OpenAI, a non-profit research organization founded by Sam Altman and Elon Musk, is dedicated to developing artificial intelligence (AI) for the benefit of all mankind. To ensure that OpenAI can attract top talent from Google and Facebook, the company restructured its structure in 2019, introducing a “profit ceiling” model which limits the return of early investors to 100 times their original capital and lowers the upper limit of returns for later investors. OpenAI has raised a billion dollars and hired a team of 30 researchers, and is committed to developing AI responsibly and ethically, and to ensuring that AI is used for the benefit of all mankind.
OpenAI, a company founded by Sam Altman, has seen huge success in the field of artificial intelligence. Last year, OpenAI’s valuation was close to 20 billion US dollars, making it the most valuable company supported by natural language AI in the world. OpenAI’s success has been attributed to its strategy of “letting as many people as possible have artificial intelligence” and its 500-800 times forward sales valuation. OpenAI’s DALL-e 2 has officially unveiled robot-generated artworks in Silicon Valley, creating an AI-generated art feast on social media. Several generative AI companies have emerged throughout Silicon Valley and Europe, such as Midjourney, Jasper AI, Stable Diffusion, and Stability AI. Midjourney is already profitable in August, while Jasper AI was valued at more than $1.5 billion when it raised funds this summer. Stability AI was valued at 100 million when it raised its seed round, and jumped to 500 million in September.
OpenAI, a leading artificial intelligence research company, is in negotiations with Microsoft for a new round of financing. This could potentially increase OpenAI’s valuation. At the same time, AI technology is being explored by Google and Facebook for quickly generating video, but it is unclear whether they will commercialize these capabilities. Recently, Stable Diffusion, created by German academic researcher Patrick Esser, has surprised the AI world. Companies such as Runway and Stability AI are now using Stable Diffusion technology to develop tools for their own customers. OpenAI, Stability AI, and other startups can use Stable Diffusion’s capabilities to sell similar image generation products. However, there is a fear that AI technology could be misused, leading to a situation similar to that of the Lord of the Rings.