OpenAI has made its first public acquisition, New York-based AI design studio Global Illumination, known for its creative tools and digital experiences.
The startup's team members have previously worked with Instagram, Facebook, YouTube, Google, Pixar, and Riot Games. One project was Biomes, an open-source sandbox MMORPG built for the web using web technologies such as Next.js, Typescript, React and WebAssembly. The team will work on core products, including ChatGPT. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.