ChatGPT maker OpenAI CEO Sam Altman gets Indonesia’s 1st Golden Visa

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ChatGPT maker OpenAI CEO Sam Altman gets Indonesia's 1st Golden Visa

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Sam Altman, ceo of OpenAI, at an occasion in Seoul, South Korea, on Friday, June 9, 2023.

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Indonesia has actually granted OpenAI Chief Executive Sam Altman its very first “Golden Visa”– a week after the program was introduced to bring in foreign financial investment to Southeast Asia’s biggest economy.

“There are several categories of golden visas apart from those based on investment/capital investment, one of which is the golden visa which is given to figures who have an international reputation and can provide benefits for Indonesia,” Silmy Karim, Indonesia’s director general of migration, stated in a declaration.

“With this golden visa, the hope is that Altman can contribute towards the development and use of AI in Indonesia,” Karim stated.

Altman’s Golden Visa is for 10 years. As a holder of the visa, the American business owner will get to take pleasure in concern screening at airports throughout the nation’s large island chain, together with longer durations of stay, and ease of entry and exit.

Altman, who co-founded ChatGPT maker OpenAI with Elon Musk, remained in Indonesia earlier his year as part of a whirlwind trip that took him to numerous significant cities in Asia, consisting of Beijing, Tokyo, Seoul and Singapore.

ChatGPT is the AI chatbot that has actually gone viral for its capability to produce humanlike actions to users’ triggers. Just 2 months after its launch, it struck 100 million users.

Altman and other tech leaders just recently alerted in an open letter that AI presents a human termination danger on par with nuclear war and worried that minimizing the threats connected with the innovation must be an international concern.

CNBC’s Roshan Vaswani added to this report.