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India's Reliance Collaborates with Nvidia to Develop a Large-Scale Language Model

Reliance's Jio Platforms collaborates with Nvidia to develop an AI supercomputer and large language models trained in India's diverse languages. What does this partnership mean for India's place in the global AI landscape?

Reliance and Nvidia Team Up

Reliance Industries’ Jio Platforms and GPU giant Nvidia announced a partnership to develop an AI supercomputer and large language models trained in India's various languages. Both firms aim to build an AI infrastructure significantly more powerful than India's current fastest supercomputer.

Nvidia will provide Jio with its advanced AI supercomputer solutions like the Nvidia GH200 Grace Hopper Superchip and Nvidia DGX Cloud. Jio will manage the AI cloud infrastructure and handle customer interactions.

India has lagged in the global AI race despite its large population and data availability. The partnership aims to change that, providing computing resources to researchers, developers, and startups across India.

Reliance Industries has been diversifying its portfolio, venturing into sectors like telecom and video streaming through Jio Platforms, which is backed by tech giants like Meta, Google, Qualcomm, and Intel.

Industry analysts point out that India's IT workforce still comprises a high percentage of low-end jobs. The growth of AI could potentially disrupt these sectors, raising questions about future employment.

India plans not to regulate the growth of AI, contrasting with the approach taken by several other countries.

The Nvidia-Reliance partnership could be a landmark moment for India's tech industry, potentially filling a gap in the country's AI capabilities and changing its position in the global AI landscape. While the impact on employment remains a concern, the initiative could catalyze India's digital and technological advancement.