IIT-Madras Graduate, Former Google Engineer, Joins OpenAI

Kavin Karthik, an IIT-Madras alum, known for his Rs 92 lakh package from Google in 2013, has shifted to OpenAI.

  • Kavin Karthik, an IIT-Madras alum, known for his Rs 92 lakh package from Google in 2013, has shifted to OpenAI.
  • Karthik, with over a decade at Google, contributed to projects like Google Lens; he joins OpenAI as a Member of the Technical Staff.
  • Expressing excitement, Karthik aims to leverage AI’s power with ChatGPT, bridging research and product development at OpenAI.

Kavin Karthik, an engineer who rose to prominence after landing a Rs 92 lakh package from Google in 2013 as an IIT-Madras graduate, has made a significant career move to OpenAI. Karthik, who spent more than ten years at Google working on projects like Google Lens, Commerce, and Search, will now assume the role of Member of the Technical Staff at OpenAI.

In a recent announcement on LinkedIn and Twitter, Karthik expressed his enthusiasm for joining OpenAI and harnessing the transformative potential of AI, particularly with ChatGPT. Reflecting on his tenure at Google, he described it as a period of growth and innovation, where he had the privilege of collaborating with exceptional leaders and teams while impacting millions of users and businesses globally. Greg Brockman, the president and co-founder of OpenAI, welcomed Karthik to the team, highlighting the valuable contributions he is expected to bring to the organization.