September 8, 2023
In a ground breaking move that marks a significant milestone in India’s pursuit of artificial intelligence. And semiconductor chip excellence. Reliance Industries and NVIDIA have joined forces to create an indigenous large language model aimed at revolutionizing the AI landscape in the country.
The collaboration, announced on September 8, 2023, is set to propel India into the forefront of AI research and innovation. The primary goal of this partnership is to construct a large language model, tailored to India’s diverse languages, capable of powering generative AI applications.
Powering AI Infrastructure
NVIDIA, a global leader in chip design, will contribute its cutting-edge chips and AI supercomputing services in the cloud to empower this ambitious project.
These resources are expected to enable the development of AI infrastructure that exceeds the computational capabilities of India’s fastest supercomputer by an astonishing order of magnitude.
Reliance Industries will oversee the execution and implementation of this ambitious endeavour through its subsidiary, Reliance Jio. With a wide-ranging portfolio spanning mobile telephony, 5G spectrum, and fiber networks, Reliance Jio is well-equipped to manage this project.
The AI infrastructure will be hosted in AI-ready computing data centers. With plans to expand to a colossal 2,000 MW capacity, signifying the magnitude of this undertaking.
A Vision for India’s AI Future
Jensen Huang, the founder and CEO of NVIDIA. It expressed its enthusiasm for the partnership, stating, “We are delighted to partner with Reliance to build state-of-the-art AI supercomputers in India. India has scale, data, and talent. With the most advanced AI computing infrastructure, Reliance can build its large language models that power generative AI applications made in India, for the people of India.”
Mukesh Ambani, Chairman & Managing Director of Reliance Industries, emphasized the strategic importance of this collaboration in India’s technological evolution. He stated, “As India advances from a country of data proliferation to creating technology infrastructure for widespread and accelerated growth. By 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.”
Akash Ambani, Chairman of Reliance Jio Infocomm, emphasized the commitment to democratizing access to advanced technologies. “Together, we will develop a state-of-the-art AI cloud infrastructure that is secure, sustainable, and deeply relevant across India, accelerating the nation’s journey towards becoming an AI powerhouse.”
India’s Digital Future Beckons
This collaboration between Reliance Industries and NVIDIA signifies a promising step towards realizing India’s potential as a global AI powerhouse. The development of an indigenous large language model tailored to India’s linguistic diversity. It is poised to open doors to a wide array of generative AI applications that could have a profound impact on various sectors, from healthcare to education and beyond.
As the project unfolds, the world will be watching India’s rapid strides in AI with great anticipation. Also underlining the nation’s determination to harness cutting-edge technologies for the betterment of its people and its place on the global stage.