Sam Altman, the CEO of OpenAI and the company’s creator, has already provided an explanation for his use of the word “hopeless” during a recent trip to India. Gaurav Munjal of Unacademy, who said that people must embrace the fact that Indian founders and investors do not construct or invest in things “with a truly long-term view,” is another backer of Altman.
“We didn’t create a massive social network, operating system, browser, or cloud infrastructure. But @sama’s comment has angered us so much,” Munjal tweeted on Saturday.
The CEO and creator of Unacademy stated, “I would love nothing more than to see Indian companies and products go global. But we must also acknowledge reality. Indian entrepreneurs and investors rarely create or invest in items with a truly long-term perspective.
“We didn’t create a worldwide social network, operating system, browser, or cloud infrastructure. But @sama’s comment has angered us so much, Gaurav Munjal tweeted on Saturday.
He added that Indians need to move beyond dominating SaaS (Software-as-a-Service) and IT services in order for the nation to create a “better ecosystem” and produce the next OpenAI.
What’s the dispute about?
Altman is currently travelling in Asia, and last week, as part of that trip, he paid a visit to India. Along with visiting the prime minister, he also visited a number of events, including one that The Economic Times hosted. He was questioned by former Google India president Rajan Anandan.
“This statement sparked an important controversy, with even Tech Mahindra CEO CP Gurnani ‘accepting’ Altman’s ‘dare’ that Indian companies would not be able to match the skillset of their US counterparts.”