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Sam Altman said Indians would fail to develop ChatGPT; Mukesh Ambani, the CEO of Reliance, accepts the challenge

Mukesh Ambani, the chairman of Reliance Industries Limited (RIL), claimed that RIL’s Jio would launch new AI systems for India that were comparable to OpenAI’s ChatGPT. Ambani pledged to make AI accessible to all Indians and to take the lead in developing AI models and solutions that are tailored to India. This news is intriguing because it appears to be in response to OpenAI CEO Sam Altman’s remarks that India’s AI efforts are “hopeless,” which he later corrected as having been misinterpreted.

Two months ago, Sam Altman, CEO of OpenAI and a key figure in the development of ChatGPT, stated that while Indians could attempt to develop an AI system similar to ChatGPT, it would be pointless. Mukesh Ambani, the business chairman, inadvertently accepted the challenge on Monday while speaking at the 46th Reliance Annual General Meeting (AGM) event.

When he expressed doubt about the Indian tech industry’s capacity to create an artificial intelligence (AI) product akin to ChatGPT, Altman recently made news in India. Altman said that such an attempt was “hopeless” and implied that India would encounter significant difficulties in accomplishing this feat at an event in India.

The Chairman and MD of Reliance Industries, Mukesh Ambani, has answered with a fierce determination, claiming that India has the resources and dedication needed to excel in AI.

In the future, Jio Platforms hopes to take the lead in creating AI models that are distinctive to India and AI-powered solutions across domains, bringing the benefits of AI to Indian residents, enterprises, and the government equally. The scale is in India. Indian data is available. India possesses the talent.

When notable VC and former head of Google India Rajan Anandan questioned Altman, he made the remarks that followed. In order to underline how difficult it would be to compete with OpenAI, the creator of ChatGPT said, “We will explicitly tell you that it’s completely hopeless to challenge us in training foundational models, and you shouldn’t even attempt it.” Even while the chances of success were remote, he acknowledged that the chase itself was crucial.

Jio is making plans to support talent and capabilities, facilitating the quick adoption of international AI advancements, especially in generative AI. Ambani disclosed that Jio Platforms intends to take the lead in creating AI models and solutions across many areas that are tailored to India, enabling Indian citizens, companies, and the government to take use of AI’s advantages.

“Seven years ago, Jio promised broadband connectivity to everyone, everywhere. We have delivered. Today, Jio promises AI to everyone, everywhere. And we shall deliver,” RIL chairman Mukesh Ambani said.

Since its launch in September 2016, Jio has grown to become India’s largest mobile operator. Jio has established a subscriber base of more than 450 million (45 crore) since its launch, Ambani noted during the AGM on Monday.

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