Reliance Jio Collaborates with IIT Bombay for ‘Bharat GPT’ and Explores TV Operating System

Reliance Jio Collaborates with IIT Bombay for 'Bharat GPT' and Explores TV Operating System

In a significant partnership, Reliance Jio Infocomm, India’s leading telecom service provider, is teaming up with the Indian Institute of Technology-Bombay to introduce ‘Bharat GPT,’ a large-language model tailored to meet India’s specific needs. The announcement came from Akash Ambani, Chairman of Reliance Jio, during the IIT’s annual Techfest in Mumbai.

Expressing the company’s commitment to integrating AI across various sectors, Ambani emphasized the importance of large-language models and generative AI in the coming decade. He stated, “We are working very hard to launch AI not only as a vertical inside our organization but horizontally across all our sectors.”

Reliance Jio aims to extend its AI initiatives into media, commerce, communication, and devices, providing a comprehensive approach to AI integration. Ambani also hinted at the development of an operating system for televisions, stating, “We have been working on our own OS for a while now for TVs, and we are comprehensively thinking about how to launch it.”

While sharing insights into the company’s vision for ‘Jio 2.0,’ Ambani did not delve into specific details. However, he expressed Jio’s enthusiasm for offering 5G private networks, ensuring access to a 5G stack for enterprises of all sizes.

The collaboration with IIT Bombay reflects Jio’s dedication to fostering an “ecosystem of development.” Ambani highlighted the evolving landscape of AI, emphasizing its transformative impact on products and services. He envisioned AI becoming a pervasive force, touching every aspect of daily life.

2024 holds special significance for Ambani, marked by his brother’s upcoming marriage. He asserted that India is poised to be the “biggest innovation center” for the next decade, projecting confidence in the country reaching a USD 6 trillion economy by the decade’s end.

Ambani concluded by emphasizing Jio’s belief that its pursuits are for the greater good of India, considering money as a byproduct of service to the nation. Describing Jio as the “largest startup in the world,” he encouraged young entrepreneurs to embrace the potential for failure, work for societal good, and maintain a deep passion for their endeavors.

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