The Directorate General of Immigration of Indonesia announced the issuance of a Golden Visa RI to Sam Altman, CEO of leading artificial intelligence company OpenAI. This makes Sam Altman the first foreigner to receive a Golden Visa RI from the Indonesian government.
Samuel Altman received a Golden Visa with the subcategory "World Figure" for a period of 10 years. This award was signed by the Director General of Immigration, Silmy Karim.
The Golden Visa RI is a type of visa that grants a residence permit for a period of 5-10 years. The issuance of this type of visa aims to support Indonesia's economic growth by attracting talented and highly contributing individuals, such as Sam Altman, to invest and participate in the country's progress.
The Golden Visa RI also offers a number of exclusive benefits to its holders. One of the most important benefits is the fast-track facility and priority immigration checks at all airports in Indonesia, which will facilitate Altman's international travel. In addition, Altman will also enjoy a longer residence permit, which will allow him to contribute to the development of artificial intelligence in the country for a longer period of time.
The decision to grant Sam Altman a Golden Visa reflects the Directorate General of Immigration's strong commitment to developing the artificial intelligence ecosystem in Indonesia. At a time when technology and innovation are key to economic growth, this move will strengthen Indonesia's position on the global stage of artificial intelligence.
Samuel Altman is the CEO and co-founder of OpenAI, a US-based artificial intelligence (AI) research and development company. OpenAI's vision is to ensure that artificial intelligence can bring significant benefits to all of humanity. Altman gained worldwide attention after the successful launch of ChatGPT, OpenAI's flagship product, which will be introduced in late 2019.
In June this year, Samuel Altman visited Indonesia to share his knowledge of the latest developments in the field of artificial intelligence.
Granting Altman a Golden Visa is a bold move by the Indonesian government to attract global technology leaders and invite them to contribute to the development of artificial intelligence in the country.
With this Golden Visa, the Indonesian government hopes that Altman can play a greater role in the development of the country's artificial intelligence ecosystem. This move reflects Indonesia's strong determination to keep up with the latest developments in the world of technology, while opening up opportunities for close cooperation with global leaders in the artificial intelligence industry.