MapMyIndia's Rohan Verma Reveals His Special Stanford Connection With Sam Altman

Sam Altman, OpenAI CEO and the brain behind the popular ChatGPT bumped into an old friend and former Stanford University dormmate, Rohan Verma on Wednesday, who now serves as the CEO of MapmyIndia.

What Happened? Verma posted a photo with Altman on Twitter, fondly recalling their time together as freshmen at Stanford. Altman studied computer science there for two years before leaving to focus on Loopt, a mobile app enabling users to share their locations with friends.

Verma expressed his excitement over Altman’s achievements, including his work with OpenAI and the development of the AI chatbot, ChatGPT.

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Launched last year, ChatGPT made waves in the tech world for its ability to create essays, poems, and dialogues from minimal prompts. OpenAI’s success drew Microsoft’s attention, leading to significant financial backing and the integration of OpenAI’s technology into several Microsoft products.

Altman’s visit to India is part of a global tour, and he has plans to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi and other government officials too during his stay. Altman is also expected to speak at the Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology (IIIT) Delhi on Thursday.

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