India AI and Meta India MoU

Context:  Recently, ‘India AI,’ and Meta India signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to promote collaboration in the field of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and emerging technologies. MoU Between ‘India AI’ and Meta India:
  • Objective: To foster collaboration and cooperation between ‘India AI’ and Meta India in the field of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and emerging technologies.
  • Sharing of Open-Source AI Models: Meta India will make its open-source AI models, including LlaMA, Massively Multilingual Speech, and No Language Left Behind, available for use by the Indian AI ecosystem.
  • Centre of Excellence for AI and Emerging Technologies: The organizations may consider establishing a Centre of Excellence to nurture the start-up ecosystem and promote innovation in AI and other emerging technologies.
  • Building Datasets in Indian Languages: It aims to enable translation and large language models, with a priority on low-resource languages.
  • Enhancing AI Compute Resources: The collaboration aims to enhance accessibility to AI compute resources for researchers, start-ups, and organizations with limited resources.
  • Knowledge Sharing and Skill Development: The MoU will facilitate knowledge sharing and collaboration in AI and emerging technologies through workshops, seminars, conferences, and similar platforms.
Significance:
  • Foster social inclusion and improve government service delivery through AI-driven innovation.
  • Spur innovation using large language models, Generative AI, cognitive systems, and translation models.
  • Strengthen India’s digital leadership and ensure AI tools are tailored to India’s unique needs.
  • Boost AI talent development, contributing to the growth of AI expertise in India.
Additional Information: About INDIA AI:
  • INDIA AI is a knowledge portal, research organization and an ecosystem building initiative, which was launched on 28th May 2020.
  • It stands to unite and promote collaborations with various entities in India’s AI ecosystem
  • It is a joint venture by the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY), National e-Governance Division (NeGD) and National Association of Software and Service Companies (NASSCOM).
 News Source: PIB

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