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Reliance AI: Mukesh Ambani shatters Sam Altman’s claim of ‘India’s inability to replicate ChatGPT’

Mukesh Ambani, in a bid to shatter AI supremacy, has vowed to develop a new AI systems akin to ChatGPT tailored for the Indian audience.

Edited By : Mayank Kasyap | Updated: Aug 29, 2023 08:13 IST
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Sam Altman, Mukesh Ambani (Photo Credit; ANI File)
Sam Altman, Mukesh Ambani (Photo Credit; ANI File)

New Delhi: In a dramatic turn of events, a challenge has been issued to the AI realm’s supremacy. Just two months after Sam Altman, the CEO of OpenAI, dismissed the possibility of Indians replicating ChatGPT’s success, Mukesh Ambani, Chairman of Reliance Industries, has thrown down the gauntlet by vowing to develop AI systems akin to ChatGPT tailored for the Indian audience.

Challenge accepted

At the recent 46th Reliance Annual General Meeting (AGM), Mukesh Ambani confidently responded to Altman’s skepticism. In a resolute declaration, Ambani announced that Jio, the telecommunications and digital services arm of Reliance, is committed to crafting novel AI frameworks similar to ChatGPT, promising accessibility and applicability for all. “Jio promises AI to everyone, everywhere. And we shall deliver,” Ambani proclaimed.

From skepticism to determination

Altman’s initial comments stirred controversy as he questioned India’s potential in AI. However, Ambani’s response exudes unwavering determination. He believes India possesses the necessary resources, data, and talent to excel in AI development.

Unveiling Jio’s ambitious plan

Ambani emphasized that Jio Platforms is primed to pioneer India-specific AI models and solutions across diverse domains, ensuring the widespread benefits of AI for citizens, businesses, and government entities. The chairman highlighted India’s data abundance, talent pool, and scale as key assets that will fuel the nation’s AI journey.

Overcoming challenges with robust infrastructure

While acknowledging India’s potential, Ambani stressed the importance of robust digital infrastructure capable of accommodating AI’s computational demands. To tackle this, Reliance Industries plans to establish an impressive “2000 MW of AI-ready computing capacity,” encompassing both cloud and edge locations. This ambitious initiative is grounded in sustainability and environmental responsibility.

A pledge to deliver

Ambani’s unwavering commitment echoes his past successes, such as delivering widespread broadband connectivity through Jio. Now, he aims to democratize AI, ensuring its availability and impact across the nation. With an impressive track record, Ambani’s proclamation holds weight.

As the stage is set for a new AI era in India, the battle between ChatGPT’s skepticism and Jio’s determination promises to reshape the narrative of technological achievements. The race to harness the potential of AI for India’s growth has officially begun.

First published on: Aug 29, 2023 08:13 AM IST

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