San Francisco’s OpenAI shocked the world late last year when it released the first of its ChatGPT chatbots to the public, showing how far artificial intelligence models have evolved in recent years and sparking the modern AI revolution. The topic has been a headline mainstay ever since, with promises of potential and doom proliferating in equal measure. What is certain is that San Francisco is the epicenter of a fascinating technology that could change the world, and in some ways already has.
OpenAI has received a bulk of the attention (and funding), but San Francisco is abuzz with dozens of other startups that have either been working on similar technology for years, or who have jumped into the AI goldrush fray.
Here’s a map of some of the top AI companies by funding amount raised and where they are based in San Francisco, as well as how much money they have raised based on data from PitchBook and what kind of AI their research is focused on.
Some locations are not exact when a company declined to divulge their address, with some citing nonspecific “security concerns.”