Over the last few months, plenty has been written about OpenAI and its ChatGPT. Thanks to artificial intelligence, the chatbot is able to engage in dialogue as if it were a person. We decided to ask it a couple of questions.
Which legal entity are you?
ChatGPT: I’m not a legal entity. I’m an AI model trained by OpenAI.
Are you a foundation?
No, I’m not a foundation. I’m part of a company, OpenAI LP, which is organised as a limited partnership.
Is OpenAI a foundation?
Yes, OpenAI is a nonprofit foundation. It is an organisation researching artificial intelligence and development with the aim of promoting the benefits of AI for everyone and minimising the risks associated with this.
How is OpenAI financed?
OpenAI is primarily financed through investments by private persons and companies. It has also entered into partnerships with other companies to develop and market joint research-based projects and products. OpenAI pursues a for-profit business strategy and aims to reach a sustainable financial footing so it can continue its research and development work.
Who are these private persons?
The private persons who have invested in OpenAI encompass an array of investors, including successful entrepreneurs, venture capital firms, family offices and other institutional investors. However, precise information about the identities of these investors is kept confidential by OpenAI and is not available to the public