OpenAI CEO Sam Altman is currently in India as part of his round-the-world trip. During his trip, he will meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Sam Altman is the CEO of OpenAI and the author of ChatGPT. He is currently in India, where he met Rohan Verma, a friend from his time at Stanford University.
On Wednesday, Sam Altman and Rohan Verma, CEO of MapmyIndia, shared a photo on Twitter. He said they used to live in the same room together during Altman’s freshman year at Stanford, where he studied computer science for two years. Later, he stopped going to school and started working full-time at Loopt, a mobile app that allowed people to share their location with friends.
“Special to meet Sam Altman,” Verma wrote. “Of course, he is a big deal and the CEO of OpenAI, among other things. But I’ve known him as my friend and roommate since my freshman year at Stanford.
“I am excited to see what you are doing, Sam, and what you will do for the world, as well as the positive effect and humanity you bring to technology and society. Have fun the rest of your trip to India and around the world!” The CEO of MapmyIndia, who went to Stanford from 2003 to 2007 to study electrical engineering, said as much.
Altman, a 38-year-old rising star in Silicon Valley, is best known as the person who created the ChatGPT AI chatbot. ChatGPT drew a lot of attention late last year when he demonstrated that he could make essays, poems and conversations out of the simplest ideas.
Microsoft subsequently poured billions of dollars into OpenAI and now uses the company’s technology in several of its products. This has started a run with Google, which has made many similar announcements.
As part of his world tour, Altman is in India at the moment. During his stay in the country, he will meet with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and other government leaders.
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