OpenAI: OpenAI to hold several developer summits in India this year

ChatGPT maker OpenAI will continue investing in the developer community in India and will hold several developer summits in the country this year, the company’s chief strategy officer, Jason Kwon said on Saturday.

“India has the key ingredients of being one of the world’s leaders in AI. It has the largest developer community in the world, with some of the most impressive talent in the field, a track record of developing extraordinary technology businesses and a relentless focus on competing on the world stage,” said Kwon at the ET Now Global Business Summit in New Delhi.

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The company plans to meet with Indian developers to work alongside OpenAI product leaders on some of the most difficult challenges in AI.

OpenAI’s vice president of engineering, Srinivas Narayanan had met developers in Bengaluru on January 5.

“Our hope is that this collaboration between Silicon Valley developers and India developers will put us on a path for building the tools that define our future” Kwon added.

Kwon also talked about the need to focus on safety while exploring the potential of AI. According to him, OpenAI tools can be made safer through technology, partnerships and collaboration with governments.

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Kwon said, “In OpenAI, safety and product development are not separate, they’re intertwined…We need to ensure that our safety features don’t just work in one country, or just in one language. AI safety must be globalised.”OpenAI launched GPT Store in January this year. It operates like a mobile application store or marketplace, which is specifically tailored for AI applications similar to the chatbot ‘ChatGPT’.