OpenAI, the AI firm behind the viral AI-powered chatbot ChatGPT, has acquired World Illumination, a New York-based startup leveraging AI to construct artistic instruments, infrastructure and digital experiences.
It’s OpenAI’s first public acquisition in its roughly-seven-year-history. The phrases of the deal weren’t disclosed.
“We’re very excited for the affect they’ll have right here at OpenAI,” OpenAI wrote in a short put up revealed to its official weblog. “All the staff has joined OpenAI to work on our core merchandise together with ChatGPT.”
World Illumination, launched by Thomas Dimson, Taylor Gordon and Joey Flynn, has been concerned in a variety of initiatives since its founding in 2021. Backed by VC corporations Paradigm, Benchmark and Sluggish, World Illumination’s staff designed and constructed merchandise early on at Instagram and Fb in addition to YouTube, Google, Pixar and Riot Video games.
World Illumination’s most up-to-date creation is Biomes, an open supply sandbox MMORPG constructed for the online.