OpenAI Developer Conference in Bengaluru
OpenAI is gearing up for its upcoming developer conference in Bengaluru, following the success of the DevDay conference in November. The focus of this gathering is to engage with Indian tech professionals and address safety concerns in artificial intelligence.
- Date: January
- Speaker: Anna Makanju, Vice President of Global Affairs at OpenAI
- Excitement and Purpose: Makanju expressed excitement about the event, emphasizing the importance of tackling challenging safety issues in AI.
Importance of India's Tech Talent
Makanju highlighted the significant talent pool in India's technology sector and its global impact. She stressed the need to develop governance models for AI and shared insights from collaborations with the Biden Administration and G7.
OpenAI's Expansion in India
In a move to expand its presence in India, OpenAI is reportedly bringing in Rishi Jaitly, former VP of Elon Musk's X, as a senior advisor. Although not officially confirmed, Jaitly is said to be assisting in setting up an office in India.
Global Partnership on AI Summit
The Global Partnership on Artificial Intelligence (GPAI) Summit, inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on December 12, plays a crucial role in these initiatives. The summit involves international delegates participating in sessions focused on AI. The Indian government is actively working on a multi-country, consensus-based declaration on AI during the summit.
Note: The news about Rishi Jaitly's role is not officially announced by OpenAI, but it aligns with the company's exploration in India after CEO Sam Altman's visit in June.