Sam Altman says India's ChatGPT attempt is ‘hopeless’. This is how Tech Mahindra CEO reacts to him…2 min read 10 Jun 2023, 01:27 PM IST
OpenAI CEO Sam Altman has said that India's attempt to develop an artificial intelligence tool like ChatGPT is ‘hopeless.’ However, former head of Google India Rajan Anandan and CEO of Tech Mahindra CP Gurnani have both expressed their determination to compete with OpenAI in the field of AI.
Sam Altman, the founder and CEO of OpenAI, expressed his belief that India's attempt to develop an artificial intelligence tool like ChatGPT is "hopeless." He made these remarks during an event organized by The Economic Times in India, where he was asked a question by Rajan Anandan, a venture capitalist and former head of Google India. Altman's response suggested that replicating a tool similar to ChatGPT would be a challenging endeavor for India.
Despite Altman's assertion about India's limitations in the field of AI, Anandan took to Twitter to express his determination undeterred.“Thank you, Sam Altman, for the clear answer. As you said, 'it is hopeless, but you will try anyway.' 5000 years of Indian entrepreneurship has shown us that we should never underestimate the Indian entrepreneur. We do intend to try," tweeted Anandan.
In response to the statement made by OpenAI CEO, CP Gurnani, the CEO of Tech Mahindra, accepted the 'challenge' presented by Altman, who claimed that Indian companies could not match the AI capabilities of their American counterparts. Gurnani expressed his willingness to take on this challenge, indicating that Indian companies have the potential to compete and excel in the AI domain.
Gurnani wrote on Twitter, "OpenAI founder Sam Altman said it’s pretty hopeless for Indian companies to try and compete with them. Dear @sama, From one CEO to another.. CHALLENGE ACCEPTED."
Meanwhile, during the event organized by The Economic Times in India, when asked, “Could you provide an example of a development from India that has greatly impressed and inspired you?"
The OpenAI CEO replied, “India has been a country that has really, truly embraced ChatGPT. Maybe you can tell me why, I'm hoping to learn while I'm here. One of the very earliest things, like in the first weeks of launching ChatGPT, we heard about a farmer in India who wasn't able to access government services, and via ChatGPT hooked up to WhatsApp in some sort of complicated way and was then able now. That was like one of the early things - we did not think that was going to happen," reported The Economic Times.
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