Indonesia has granted its inaugural “Golden Visa” to Sam Altman, the CEO of OpenAI, in a move aimed at attracting foreign investment to the country.
The “Golden Visa” program, launched just a week ago, is designed to encourage significant financial commitments from foreign nationals, offering residency periods ranging from five to ten years. Altman’s 10-year “Golden Visa” acknowledges his international reputation and potential contributions to Indonesia, particularly in the development and utilization of AI.
As a “Golden Visa” holder, Altman will enjoy privileges such as priority airport screening, extended periods of stay, and simplified entry and exit procedures. His recent visit to Indonesia to discuss the future of artificial intelligence suggests a strong interest in the nation’s technological landscape, opening the door for potential collaborations that could enhance Indonesia’s global AI and technology standing.
Altman a key figure behind ChatGPT, a chatbot known for its human-like responses, has been instrumental in driving investments in AI infrastructure globally. ChatGPT rapidly gained popularity, amassing 100 million users within just two months of its launch.
Altman and other tech leaders have recently highlighted the existential risks associated with AI, likening them to nuclear war. They emphasized the urgent need for global efforts to mitigate these risks and ensure the responsible development of AI technology.