OpenAI CEO Sam Altman met with Prime Minister Modi in Delhi and discussed India’s incredible tech ecosystem. Altman also addressed the students at the Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology Delhi (IIIT-Delhi) earlier this week and said that he had a great conversation.
During the session at IIIT Delhi, the discussion went on about India’s opportunities ahead and how the country should leverage AI to its full potential. During an interview, Altman praised India’s technological accomplishments and acknowledged the widespread adoption of ChatGPT among early users in the country.
Talking about taking it further with India, Altman said the first thing he will do is fund Indian startups. “We were always amazed and quite grateful for the quality of Indian startups,” he said, adding that he had met some startup leaders in India.
AI-based utilities have the potential to do a lot given that India’s IT sector is already very powerful and there is large sets of data present in the country.
Earlier in February, the government quoting NASCOM data said that this year that the overall AI employment in India is set at about 416,000 professionals. The growth rate for the sector is estimated at about 20-25 percent. AI is expected to contribute an additional $957 billion to India’s economy by 2034.