New Delhi: The largest Indian corporate enterprise, Jio Platforms, has joined forces with GPU kingpin Nvidia to work on creating a sizable language model that is trained on India’s varied languages, the two companies announced on Friday.
Jio Platforms is Reliance Industries’ entry into the quickly expanding yet locally unchallenged market. Reliance can develop its own huge language models that power generative AI apps built in India for the people of India thanks to the most cutting-edge AI computer infrastructure.
Additionally, the businesses would collaborate to develop an AI infrastructure that is “over an order of magnitude more powerful than the fastest supercomputer in India today,” they stated, without providing a time period. Reliance claimed that the cloud infrastructure would give researchers, developers, startups, scientists, AI specialists, and others access to enhanced computing across India.
As part of the agreement, Nvidia will provide Jio with complete AI supercomputer solutions, including the Nvidia GH200 Grace Hopper Superchip and Nvidia DGX Cloud, as well as frameworks for building cutting-edge AI models. Jio will be in charge of controlling client access and managing the AI cloud infrastructure as well.
“As India advances from a country of data proliferation to creating technology infrastructure for widespread and accelerated growth, computing and technology super centers like the one we envisage with NVIDIA will provide the catalytic growth just like Jio did to our nation’s digital march. I am delighted with the partnership with NVIDIA and looking forward to a purposeful journey together”, said Mukesh Ambani, Chairman of Reliance Industries Limited.
Nvidia said separately that it had teamed up with the Indian Tata Group to train 600,000 TCS employees and construct AI infrastructure with Tata Communications.
Industry insiders believe that a skills mismatch in the workforce contributes to India’s lack of AI-first firms. According to analysts, the introduction of generative AI could eliminate numerous service employment.
“Among its more than 5 million employees, India’s IT industry still employs a significant number of low-end workers, such as BPO or system maintenance. The systems are fast improving, even if AI isn’t yet at the point where it could cause disruptions, Bernstein analysts noted in a study this year.