San Francisco Residents Spooked By "Undercover Security" At THESE Office

By Greg Moriarty | Monday, 10 June 2024 08:30 PM
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San Francisco's Mission District is home to a mysterious entity that has been raising eyebrows among local businesses.

OpenAI, a leading artificial intelligence firm, has reportedly stationed undercover security personnel around its office, sparking intrigue and unease among neighboring establishments. The company's secretive demeanor has led to a flurry of questions, most of which have been met with tight-lipped responses from the guards.

According to Business Insider, photographers from The San Francisco Standard, a local digital news platform, recently spotted individuals suspected to be undercover security personnel stationed outside OpenAI's office. The individuals, clad in casual attire complete with sunglasses and clear earpieces, have been a source of curiosity and concern for nearby business owners.

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Candace Combs, owner of In-Symmetry Spa, a neighboring business, shared her encounter with the Standard. "I asked, 'Is this OpenAI?' And they were like, 'We can't say,'" Combs recounted. "I was like, 'Well, I know you're OpenAI. We're a spa that does massages, and here's coupons for 10% off.' So it's like an open secret."

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OpenAI established its 59,000-square-foot office in the Mission District in July 2023. The office, boasting typical Silicon Valley amenities such as nap rooms, micro kitchens, sunrise viewing lounges, and a multimillion-dollar library, has been shrouded in secrecy since its inception. OpenAI has consistently declined to confirm or deny the location of its office, even to media outlets like Business Insider.

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Iain Langlands, an employee at a pet store located a block away from the office, described the atmosphere around the OpenAI office as "secretive." "They have this security, and they look at me when I walk by the building or when I park," he said. Another local worker, James from Heath Ceramics, echoed this sentiment, stating, "[OpenAI] is not a bad neighbor, but they're secretive."

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The California Bureau of Security and Investigative Services, responsible for issuing security guard licenses, did not immediately respond to Business Insider's request for comment. The Bureau informed the Standard that while unarmed security guards are not required to wear a uniform or badge, they must be employed by a security guard company, lawful business, or public agency and must disclose their license information to law enforcement.

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OpenAI, maintaining its pattern of secrecy, did not immediately respond to a request for comment from Business Insider. This ongoing mystery surrounding OpenAI's office and its security measures continues to fuel speculation and unease among its neighbors in San Francisco's Mission District.

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