On September 8, NVIDIA announced partnerships with two enormous Indian conglomerates, Reliance Industries and Tata Group. This represents a significant effort to reskill and upskill a large portion of India’s tech workforce in addition to building India’s AI infrastructure.
NVIDIA said that it would work with Reliance Industries to create an India-specific large language model with training in a variety of languages. According to a statement from Jio Platforms, the new AI cloud infrastructure will give researchers, developers, startups, scientists, and other professionals access to accelerated computing and high-speed, secure cloud networking, so that workloads can be carried out in a secure and extremely energy-efficient manner throughout India.
Jio will manage and maintain the AI cloud infrastructure, while NVIDIA will give Jio end-to-end AI supercomputer technology, including CPU, GPU, networking, and AI operating systems and frameworks for constructing the AI models.
NVIDIA has a three-pronged strategy with the Tata Group. First is developing and processing generative AI applications, and upskilling the six lakh+ employees of India’s largest IT services company, TCS, in AI. Second, collaborating with Tata Motors to deploy AI across design, styling, engineering, simulation testing, and autonomous vehicle capabilities. And third is assisting Tata Communications in the development of AI infrastructure.
N Chandrasekharan, chairman of Tata Sons said, “Our partnership with NVIDIA will democratize access to AI infrastructure, speed up the development of AI solutions, and enable at-scale talent upgradation in AI. The extensive capabilities of NVIDIA and the presence of Tata Group across industries present multiple chances for cooperation to promote India’s AI ambition.”
NVIDIA founder and CEO Jensen Huang met with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday, underscoring the company’s expanding ties to the world’s budding technological superpower India. “Had an excellent meeting with Mr. Jensen Huang, the CEO of NVIDIA. We talked at length about the rich potential India offers in the world of AI,” Modi said in a Twitter post.