After opening its first office in Asia in Japan, OpenAI hires its first employee in India

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Key notes

  • OpenAI, creator of ChatGPT, hires its first employee in India, Pragya Misra.
  • Misra will lead public policy and partnerships, reflecting OpenAI’s focus on AI regulations in India’s growing market.
  • OpenAI faces competition from Google’s AI model designed for India’s diverse languages.

OpenAI, the Microsoft-backed company known for its generative pre-trained transformer model ChatGPT, has hired its first employee in India. Pragya Misra will lead public policy affairs and partnerships for the company in India. Misra previously worked at Truecaller and Meta Platforms.

This comes days after OpenAI announced its first office in Japan and Asia. This clearly shows how OpenAI is planning to expand in Asia. 

In Monday’s announcement, Sam Altman, the CEO of OpenAI, said that Tadao Nagasaki had been appointed president of the new branch. Nagasaki worked at Amazon Web Service (AWS) Japan and had previously managed to welcome 2.26 trillion Japanese yen (approx. 14,6 trillion USD) investment into the country’s cloud infrastructure earlier this year.

OpenAI’s hiring of Misra comes as the company looks to expand its presence in Asia and advocate for favorable regulations for AI. With its large population and growing economy, India is a major potential market for AI companies. 

OpenAI faces competition in India from companies like Google, which is developing an AI model that can handle over 100 Indian languages. 

OpenAI CEO Sam Altman has said that he believes that governments should support AI research in ways that can improve government services. Altman has also called for more regulation of AI, expressing concerns that the technology could cause harm.

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