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OpenAI Expands Operations to Tokyo, Japan with a New GPT-4 Custom Model Optimized for Japanese

OpenAI Expands Operations to Tokyo, Japan with a New GPT-4 Custom Model Optimized for Japanese

In a strategic move towards international expansion, OpenAI has established a new office in Tokyo, Japan. Recognizing Japan's global leadership in technology, a culture of service, and a community that accepts innovation, Tokyo was chosen as the site for OpenAI's first Asian office.

The primary focus of OpenAI's expansion to Japan is to collaborate with the Japanese government, local businesses, and research institutions with the aim of developing safe, reliable AI tools to cater to Japan's unique needs, thereby unlocking new avenues of opportunity.

OpenAI places a strong emphasis on the beneficial union of technology and human resources. By fostering a conducive environment for this union, OpenAI believes that AI can significantly accelerate work and boost productivity levels, thereby driving value across existing and potential industries.

Key player in this strategic expansion, Tadao Nagasaki was welcomed as the new president of OpenAI Japan. As part of his role, Mr. Nagasaki will lead the company's commercial and market engagement efforts as well as build local teams to enhance Global Affairs, Go-to-Market, Communications, Operations, and other functions in Japan.

As part of OpenAI's long-term commitment to Japan, the company is providing local businesses with initial access to a GPT-4 custom model especially optimized for the Japanese language. This model provides improved performance in translation and summarization of Japanese text. OpenAI’s new model also shows a significant increase in speed and cost efficiency, operating up to three times faster than its predecessor—the GPT-4 Turbo.

OpenAI has already been successful in gaining the attention of major businesses in Japan like Daikin, Rakuten, and TOYOTA Connected, with them opting to use OpenAI's ChatGPT Enterprise to automate complex business processes, improve data analysis, and optimize internal reporting. Local governments, such as Yokosuka City, are also leveraging this technology to increase the efficiency of public services in Japan. As a result, productivity of almost all city employees has reported increased by 80%.

As OpenAI continues to increase its presence worldwide, they learn from a diverse range of perspectives which is key to their mission of ensuring that AGI is beneficial for all of humanity. If you are interested in joining the OpenAI team, please see their careers page for open positions.

Disclaimer: The above article was written with the assistance of AI. The original sources can be found on OpenAI.