Scale AI, a data infrastructure company for artificial intelligence, has selected London as the location for its first European headquarters. 

Scale provides data generation for model builders, helping enterprises and governments adopt and finetune custom large language models.

The ambition for Scale’s multi-million-pound investment in the UK is to see a workforce of over fifty specialist engineers and software developers. This expansion will bring the recruitment of local talent as well as the deployment of specialist engineers from the United States. 

As Scale’s global operations increase, it says its UK-based workforce will continue to grow. 

“The UK has long been a hotbed for technology, talent, and diverse ideas, which is why we’re proud to establish roots here,” said Alexandr Wang, founder and CEO of Scale AI. 

“When I attended last year’s UK AI Safety Summit, it was clear that the country’s leaders and policymakers are engaging thoughtfully with the AI industry, and we look forward to our continued partnership to advance technological progress throughout the region.” 

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As Scale deepens its commitment to the UK, it aims to replicate the success it has seen from its close partnerships across the US government to advance policy and regulation, as well as support the government’s own internal innovation initiatives. 

Prime Minister Rishi Sunak said: “I’m delighted that Scale AI has chosen London for its European base. It’s another vote of confidence in the UK’s economy and status as a science superpower and we are determined to ensure AI helps deliver a brighter future for the next generation.”

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