OpenAI chief Sam Altman becomes first to receive this ‘special’ visa – Times of India

OpenAIexecutive of Sam Altman received a “special visa”. Indonesia awarded Altman with his first “golden visa”. Last week, the country launched a scheme to attract foreign investment in the southeast Asialargest economy. In order to promote economic development, a special visa was introduced within this scheme. This visa allows foreigners who make significant investments in the country to stay for five to 10 years. For example, if someone were to invest $350,000 in stocks of local public companies, savings accounts or government bonds would have a five-year tenure.
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Altman's Golden Visa is valid for 10 years. As a Golden Visa holder, a US-based entrepreneur will be able to enjoy priority screening at airports across the country. Moreover, Altman will also be able to take advantage of this visa with a longer stay and ease of entry and exit.
ChatGPT developer OpenAI was co-founded by Altman with Tesla CEO Elon Musk. Earlier this year, Altman was in Indonesia as part of a tour that took him to several major Asian cities, including Beijing, Tokyo, Seoul and Singapore.
What Indonesia said when offering a visa
in a statement Silmi KarimIndonesia's Director General of Immigration said: “There are several categories of golden visas, apart from investment/capital investment based visas, one of which is the golden visa, which is given to figures who have international reputation and can bring benefits to Indonesia. With this golden visa, it is hoped that Altman can contribute to the development and application of artificial intelligence in Indonesia.

ChatGPT and the AI ​​boom
OpenAI released ChatGPT in November 2022. Since its launch, the AI ​​chatbot has gone viral for generating human-like responses to customer queries. The chatbot had 100 million users two months after launch.
In an open letter, Altman and other tech leaders recently warned that artificial intelligence poses the same risk of human extinction as nuclear war. The letter also notes that reducing technology-related risks should be a global priority.