employees and catchup with OpenAI

I probed a few keen tech observers, many of them venture capitalists, but almost none would go on the record, perhaps for fear of drawing the attention of some Valley AI God in full battle-mode.

A U.K.-based investor posited that the drama will have positive effects on Europe’s nascent AI sector.

“This is great news for startups like Mistral, who can probably poach some good employees and catchup with OpenAI. For the AI companies built on OpenAI this will make no major changes in the short term, but will mean the market homogenizes, especially if they lose direction and focus.”