India’s Tata Group will announce an AI partnership with U.S. chipmaker Nvidia, a source with direct knowledge of the matter told Reuters.
An announcement is expected later in the day, the source added.
Meanwhile, Indian company Reliance and Nvidia announced on Friday that they have partnered to develop AI language models and generative apps for the Indian company’s millions of telecom users.
Nvidia will provide the computing power needed for the effort, while Reliance unit Jio will manage and maintain AI infrastructure and monitor 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 near-monopoly worldwide on the computer systems used for services like ChatGPT, OpenAI’s blockbuster generative AI chatbot. The AI that powers such apps is called a large language model because it takes a text prompt and uses it to write a human-like response.
The partnership will give Reliance access to the latest version of Nvidia’s Grace Hopper Superchip, its AI chips optimized to perform AI inference functions that effectively power apps like ChatGPT.
Reliance said the new AI infrastructure will accelerate a number of India’s key AI projects, including chatbots, drug development and climate research.
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