" "

NVIDIA seeks to deepen its ties with Indian companies to deploy its AI solutions

Jaya Vishwakarma
New Update

NVIDIA, a leading graphics processing unit (GPU) manufacturer, is actively seeking to deepen its ties with Indian companies to foster the development of artificial intelligence (AI) solutions tailored to the country's unique needs. 

Vishal Dhupar, NVIDIA Asia-South’s managing director, said the company is committed to collaborating with more Indian business houses to bring state-of-the-art AI technologies to India. The move aims to leverage GPUs for maximizing innovation and addressing the specific challenges faced by the country.

First major AI investment with Yotta Data Services

A significant milestone in NVIDIA's India strategy is its multi-million dollar partnership with Mumbai-based Yotta Data Services. The collaboration has led to Yotta's investment in 16,000 NVIDIA GPUs, marking a substantial step towards establishing a cutting-edge data center with the same architecture used by NVIDIA's engineers.


Sunil Gupta, CEO and co-founder of Yotta Data Services, said the company would invest in the future of AI, highlighting the potential of NVIDIA's GPUs in training large language models and developing applications like OpenAI’s ChatGPT.

“We at Yotta are proud to be at the heart of the AI revolution in India. The delivery of the NVIDIA H100 marks the beginning of a new chapter, not just for Yotta, but for a truly AI-powered digital Bharat," Gupta said.

"With access to the world’s most powerful hardware right here on Indian soil, Yotta will help Indian businesses, governments, startups, and researchers accelerate innovation, drive growth and efficiency, and help achieve excellence as we scale greater heights in the AI revolution," he added.

Addressing the AI research gap

Despite the enthusiasm for AI development, Dhupar pointed out a critical challenge: the low rate of AI research in India. Currently, AI research in the country stands at about 2%, significantly lower than the combined efforts of China and the US.

The gap is attributed to the lack of adequate infrastructure for AI research in India. However, Dhupar acknowledged the Indian government's efforts to improve AI infrastructure, which could potentially boost the country's contribution to global AI research.

Encouraging deep tech innovation

The importance of fostering an intellectual property (IP)-friendly environment to spur deep tech innovation, including AI and semiconductors, was highlighted at the Startup Mahakumbh event in New Delhi.

The approach is crucial for nurturing a vibrant ecosystem capable of competing on the global stage. The event also provided a platform for startups to showcase their innovations and for discussions on enhancing India's role in the AI domain.

NVIDIA's Vision partnership with Indian companies

NVIDIA's strategy in India is not limited to partnerships with companies like Yotta Data Services. The company has previously announced collaborations with Indian conglomerates such as Tata Group and Reliance’s Jio Platforms to offer AI supercomputer technologies.