Reliance Industries has partnered with NVIDIA to develop cutting-edge Artificial Intelligence (AI) infrastructure in India. Following this news, Reliance’s shares rose by 0.78% to INR 2,451, reflecting investor optimism about the collaboration’s potential.
In a joint announcement, NVIDIA and RIL revealed that this partnership aims to develop India’s own fundamental Large Language Models, capable of providing training in a variety of languages and generating AI applications for the general public.
Under this agreement, NVIDIA will provide chips and cloud services for Reliance’s development and deployment of generative AI applications and language models. The implementation and management of these resources will be overseen by JIO.
RIL’s telecom company, Jio Infocomm, will leverage Artificial Intelligence (AI), including services like NVIDIA ChatGPT, to strengthen its computing systems. NVIDIA has expressed in a statement that its collaboration with Reliance aims to create a comprehensive language model for India, trained in diverse languages, and support the development of generative AI applications for use in one of the world’s most populous nations.
NVIDIA GH200 Grace Hopper superchip and DGX Cloud will be made available through this agreement. DGX Cloud is a pioneering AI supercomputing service in this domain. It is noted in the announcement that “Reliance will develop AI applications and services for its 45 crore Jio customers and will make energy-efficient AI infrastructure available across India, benefiting startups, developers, and scientists.”
With the help of AI, farmers will be able to receive weather-related information and price updates in their local languages. In areas where doctors are not readily available, AI-driven diagnostics can scan for diseases. AI insights from data can also provide better advance warning for upcoming storms, aiding in relief and recovery efforts.
NVIDIA has established four engineering development centers in India, located in Hyderabad, Pune, Gurugram, and Bengaluru. This deal was announced earlier on Monday, with NVIDIA’s founder and CEO, Jensen Huang, meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi.