OpenAI working with ex-Twitter India head to expand AI presence in the country: Report

OpenAI, the company behind ChatGPT, is reportedly working with ex-Twitter head to expand their operations in India. Rishi Jaitly comes in as a senior advisor for the company to help set up a team in India. According to a report from TechCrunch, Jaitly is facilitating talks with the government about policies regarding Artificial Intelligence.

He is also aiding OpenAI in navigating through the regulatory landscape in India and helping establish connections in the country.

Presently, OpenAI does not have a presence in India – officially. It has only gone as far as a trademark, obtained previously this month. Looking at Sam Altman, CEO of OpenAI, there are hints that the company is in talks with the Indian government to expand its operations and officially build a presence in India for the firm. 

Despite OpenAI not having an official presence in India yet, CEO Sam Altman had a positive meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his visit to New Delhi. While there has been no formal announcement, sources suggest that Jaitly has been advising OpenAI on building connections in India since Altman’s visit.

It is unclear whether Jaitly has been employed formally by the Altman-led firm. However, it is quite evident that he is helping OpenAI with the expansion mission. He started working with the firm after Altman visited India, and had a talk with PM Narendra Modi. 


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