‘Creativity in Indian Open Source will Flourish, Blooming a Spring of AI Innovations and Startups’

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GitHub CEO Thomas Dohmke is optimistic that India will emerge as a leader in the age of AI. According to a GitHub report released last year, India already has a large developer base, and the number of developers in the country is set to surpass developers in the US by 2027.

Moreover, GitHub revealed that there are over 15.4 million developers in India building on GitHub, growing 33% year-over-year (YoY).

While speaking at the recently held GitHub Galaxy 2024 event in Bengaluru, Dohmke said, “India will not just be a global leader, but the global leader in the age of AI.

Children and adults alike will learn to code in their native language, leading to a prolonged groundswell of developers.

“Creativity in Indian open source will flourish, blooming a spring of AI innovations and startups. And Indian businesses will carve a competitive advantage in the global market, as their developers build software with an accelerated speed of code.”

Dohmke added that India’s burgeoning developer community, combined with the newfound possibilities of AI, will not only accelerate digital transformation, but will drive immense human and economic progress for India.

“Developers are already 55% faster when using Copilot, meaning the software economy, valued globally in the trillions, is moving rapidly faster because of AI.

In a way that no other country on Earth can claim: India is on the brink of a great convergence between the world’s largest population of developers and the newfound possibility of AI.

If enabled, this great convergence will generate a consequential economic boom in India that could be felt around the world for generations to come.”

Today, GitHub Copilot has 1.8 million paid subscribers, and has been adopted by over 50,000 organisations globally.

In India, GitHub revealed that it continues to see the adoption of its Copilot-powered platform by companies in every industry, including Cognizant, MakeMyTrip, Paytm, Swiggy, Glance, and Air India, among others.

Copilot is also being leveraged by public sector customers such as the Government e-marketplace (GeM).

GitHub Partners with Infosys to Launch Centre of Excellence

Recently, GitHub also partnered with Infosys to launch the first GitHub Center of Excellence in Bangalore. This initiative aims to leverage AI and advanced software solutions to drive global economic growth.

This collaboration promises to enhance the speed and efficiency of software production worldwide by integrating GitHub Copilot across Infosys’ developer teams and extending its capabilities to its clients. The partnership represents a generational opportunity for Global Systems Integrators (GSIs) to spearhead advancements in the AI and software sectors.

“At Infosys, we’re passionate about unlocking human potential, and GitHub is a strategic partner in this endeavor. GitHub Copilot is empowering our developers to become more productive, efficient, and enabling them to focus more on value creating tasks.

Generative AI is transforming every aspect of the software development lifecycle, and using Infosys Topaz assets, we are accelerating Gen AI adoption for our clients. We are excited to work with GitHub to unlock this technology’s full potential and deliver client relevant solutions,” Mohammed Rafee Tarafdar, CTO at Infosys, said.

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