India’s Reliance Strikes AI Partnership for Nvidia, Apps, Language Models

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BENGALURU, Sept 8 (Reuters) – U.S. chip firm Nvidia and India’s Reliance Industries said on Friday they had formed a partnership to build AI language models and generative apps for the Indian company’s millions of telecom users.

Nvidia ( NVDA.O ) will provide the computing power needed for the effort, while Reliance ( RELI.NS ) unit will manage and maintain the Jio AI cloud infrastructure and oversee customer engagement, the companies said.

“Reliance will build AI applications and services for its 450 million Jio (telecom) customers and provide energy-efficient AI infrastructure to scientists, developers and startups across India,” Nvidia said.

Nvidia has a global monopoly on the computing systems used to deliver services such as ChatGPT, OpenAI’s blockbuster generative AI chatbot. The AI ​​powering such apps is known as a large language model because it takes a text prompt and writes a human-like response from it.

Reliance said the new AI infrastructure will accelerate a range of major AI projects in India, including chatbots, drug discovery, climate research and more.

It will also work on creating AI applications based on Indian regional languages, such as an app that can communicate with farmers to provide weather information and crop prices.

Reuters exclusively reported on Friday that oil-to-retail group Reliance is also considering entering chip manufacturing in India.

Munsif Vengatil reported in Bangalore; Editing by Hugh Lawson, Sharon Singleton and Kim Coghill

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Munsif Vengatil is Reuters India’s Technology Correspondent, based in New Delhi. Tracks how policymaking is influencing India’s technology business and how the country is now more aggressively trying to become a powerhouse in the global electronics supply chain. He also regularly reports on big tech giants including Facebook and Google and their strategies and challenges in the important Indian market.

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