Scale AI Inc., a Silicon Valley-based startup that provides technology to help companies and organizations use artificial intelligence (AI), recently opened a new facility in St. Louis, Missouri. The new office is expected to house 215 employees, a figure expected to more than double in coming years.
Founded in 2016, Scale AI has developed a data platform that it says helps customers incorporate artificial intelligence into their operations. Its customers include major brands like Toyota, General Motors and Samsung, as well as federal agencies and research institutions.
With its new Downtown West office, Scale AI becomes the second high-profile Silicon Valley company this year to open a hub in St. Louis, following cybersecurity firm Netskope’s expansion in June.
Scale AI said its decision to open an office in St. Louis stems from its pursuit to grow its customer base in the geospatial technology field, with plans to expand its roster of clients in the government, private and academic sectors.
In St. Louis, Scale AI says its St. Louis employees will work with customers that include the U.S. Department of Defense Joint AI Center, U.S. Army Research Lab and U.S. Air Force Research Lab.