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Open AI ‘intoxicated’ by tech talent in Ireland, senior exec says

The Microsoft-backed firm’s chief strategy officer praised Ireland in a visit to mark the company’s growing presence here

Aine Kerr (chair), Stephen Kinsella, co-director of UL’s Immersive Software Engineering programme, Aisling Murray, co-founder and creator of the Beta festival, Jason Kwon, chief strategy officer at OpenAI, and Patrick Walsh, Dogpatch Labs chief, during a panel discussion

The level of talent in the Irish tech ecosystem is “intoxicating”, one of OpenAI’s most senior executives has said.

Speaking at an event held in Dublin on Wednesday evening to mark the company’s presence in the city, Jason Kwon, chief strategy officer, also expressed admiration for the Irish state’s approach to technological innovation.

“You can see a lot of forward thinking in the way the country thinks about this technology. And then there are the ...