India AI Signs MoU with Meta to Establish Collaboration in AI and other Emerging Fields


In order to foster collaboration in the field of AI and emerging technologies, ‘India AI,’ an IBD under Digital India Corporation and Meta India have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on July 26.

The objective of the MoU is to establish a framework for collaboration and cooperation in the field of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and emerging technologies including making Meta’s open-source AI models available for use by Indian AI ecosystem, the Ministry of Electronics and IT (MeitY) said.

“India is at the forefront of adopting digital technologies and it is evident that AI and Emerging Technologies will play a pivotal role in expanding the advantages of technology to a broader population. Through this partnership with Meta, the joint research and development endeavours will tackle large-scale challenges by leveraging cutting-edge AI technologies like Llama and other open-source solutions,” Abhishek Singh, CEO of ‘India AI’, said.

Additionally, the organisations may consider establishing a Centre of Excellence to nurture the start-up ecosystem of AI and other Emerging Technologies. Leveraging Meta’s AI research models like LlaMA, Massively Multilingual Speech, and No Language Left Behind, the partnership will focus on building datasets in Indian Languages to enable translation and large language models, with priority given to low-resource languages, MeitY said.