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AI Partnership Between Nvidia, And Reliance In India For Apps And Language Models

AI Partnership Between Nvidia, And Reliance In India For Apps And Language Models
Nvidia, a U.S. semiconductor company, and Reliance, a global leader in telecommunications and retail, announced on Friday their collaboration in artificial intelligence (AI) to build language models, generative apps, and a cloud infrastructure platform for AI development in South Asia.
According to the firms, Nvidia will supply the necessary computer power while Jio, a Reliance affiliate, would operate and maintain the AI infrastructure and be in charge of user engagement.
"Reliance will create AI applications and services for their 450 million Jio (telecom) customers and provide energy-efficient AI infrastructure to scientists, developers and startups across India," Nvidia said.
The billionaire chairman of Reliance, Mukesh Ambani, has emphasised the necessity of "digital infrastructure in India that can handle AI's immense computational demands" in prior speeches.
Globally, ChatGPT, the popular generative AI chatbot from OpenAI, is powered by computing devices that are almost exclusively manufactured by Nvidia. Because it reads a written prompt and creates a human-like answer from it, the AI that powers these applications is referred to as a big language model.
Through the arrangement, Reliance will have access to the most recent iteration of Nvidia's AI chips, the Grace Hopper Superchip, which are designed to conduct AI inference tasks and efficiently power apps like ChatGPT.
The new AI infrastructure, according to Reliance, will expedite several of India's major AI projects, such as chatbots, medication discovery, and climate change research.
Partner at Counterpoint Research Neil Shah said Jio needs to implement AI in order to "make sense" of the data it has collected from millions of consumers and develop into a digital firm offering services outside of telecom.
"The AI infra will enable it to provide accurate recommendations and cross sell products and services across its giant network of clients in retail, telecom, and financial space," he said.
Reliance, an oil-to-retail behemoth, is reportedly thinking about entering the Indian chip manufacturing market, according to Reuters' exclusive report on Friday.
Separately, a source with firsthand knowledge of the situation told Reuters that India's Tata Group is also planning to unveil an AI alliance with Nvidia later on Friday.

Christopher J. Mitchell

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