Reliance Industries’s Jio Platforms has announced a collaboration with Nvidia, a leading GPU manufacturer, to create large language models on AI. These models will be based on regional Indian languages. The goal of this partnership is to build an AI infrastructure that exceeds the computing power of India’s current fastest supercomputer by more than ten times. This infrastructure will provide accelerated computing resources to researchers, developers, startups, scientists, and AI experts across the country.
Nvidia will be providing Jio with advanced AI supercomputer solutions, including the Nvidia GH200 Grace Hopper Superchip and Nvidia DGX Cloud, as well as frameworks for developing advanced AI models. Jio, on the other hand, will oversee the management of the AI cloud infrastructure, including customer interactions and access.
This collaboration marks a significant step for Reliance, India’s largest corporate firm, in entering the AI industry. By leveraging Nvidia’s expertise and resources, Reliance aims to develop large language models that can power generative AI applications made specifically for the Indian market.
India’s AI Moment
Reliance Industries is not the only Indian conglomerate forging partnerships to establish a presence in the global AI arena. Nvidia has also announced a separate partnership with the Tata Group to provide AI training to 600,000 employees at Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) and collaborate on AI infrastructure with Tata Communications.
India has seen a shortage of AI-first startups, in part due to a skills gap in the country’s workforce. The rise of generative AI has raised concerns about potential job replacements in service industries. However, collaborations like the one between Reliance and Nvidia could help foster the growth of AI technology in India.
What are large language models?
Large language models are natural language processing systems that undergo training on extensive datasets of text. They possess the capability to respond to queries or generate new textual content.
What will Reliance and Nvidia’s collaboration achieve?
The partnership aims to develop large language models in regional Indian languages and create an AI infrastructure that surpasses the computing power of India’s current fastest supercomputer. This infrastructure will provide accelerated computing resources to individuals involved in AI research and development.
How will Nvidia contribute to the collaboration?
Nvidia will supply Jio with advanced AI supercomputer solutions, including the Nvidia GH200 Grace Hopper Superchip and Nvidia DGX Cloud. They will also provide frameworks for developing advanced AI models.
What will Jio’s role be in the collaboration?
Jio will oversee the management of the AI cloud infrastructure, including customer interactions and access.