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Nvidia enters into discussions with Reliance and Tata to enhance India’s AI investment.

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Nvidia (NVDA.O) has partnered with Indian conglomerates Reliance Industries and Tata Group to create AI software for cloud infrastructure and language models, as well as generative applications in BENGALURU on Friday.

The agreements with two of India’s major business houses will enable the American chip manufacturer to further diversify its AI ecosystem in South Asia, despite obstacles in certain chip exports to China and other nations due to U.S. restrictions.

Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang met with Prime Minister Narendra Modi this week to discuss India’s potential in the AI sector, just before the G20 summit in New Delhi, attended by U.S. President Joe Biden and other delegates.

Nvidia will be responsible for providing the necessary computing power for building a cloud AI infrastructure platform in the Reliance partnership, while Jio will handle infrastructure maintenance and customer engagement.

Nvidia announced that reliance will create AI apps and services for Jio’s 450 million telecom customers in India, as well as providing energy-efficient AI infrastructure to scientists, developers, and startups throughout the country.

The companies announced that Nvidia will partner with Tata Consultancy Services (TCS.NS) to develop and manage generative AI apps, as well as a supercomputer. TCS will also enhance its workforce by hiring more staff members from the 600,000-strong team.

The statement affirmed that the agreement will initiate the transformation of Tata Group companies, spanning from manufacturing to consumer businesses, through AI.

The computing power that Nvidia has a global monopoly on is used to power services like ChatGPT, OpenAI’s generative AI chatbot. This model uses the large language model by taking in incoming text messages and producing corresponding human-like responses from them.

Mukesh Ambani, the richest individual in Asia and Chairman of Reliance, has previously emphasized the importance of “digital infrastructure” to address India’s high computational requirements for AI.

Reliance will be granted access to Nvidia’s Grace Hopper Superchip, which is a set of AI chips optimized for artificial intelligence inference functions that effectively power ChatGPT applications.

The new AI infrastructure, as per Reliance, will expedite several of India’s significant AI initiatives, such as chatbots, drug discovery, and climate research.

According to Neil Shah, a partner at Counterpoint Research, the AI move is essential for Jio to comprehend the data it has from millions of users and become specialized in providing tech services.

He stated that the AI industry would be able to provide precise recommendations and sell their services to various customers in the retail, telecom, and financial sectors.

Reliance is also looking into semiconductor manufacturing in India, according to a statement made exclusively by Reuters on Friday.

The reporting was done by Munsif Vengattil in Bengaluru, Dhwani Pandya in Mumbai, and Aditya Kalra (in New Delhi); Sharon Singleton, Kim Coghill, & David Evans were responsible for the editing.

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