Ola CEO Bhavish Aggarwal unveiled India's own AI 'Krutrim'
Ola CEO Bhavish Aggarwal came up to the stage in Bengaluru to introduce India’s own AI model called Krutrim. The new AI model was also given a demo during the occasion where the AI model was able to respond in different Indian languages. The Krutrim AI model can also perform coding in real-time. According to Aggarwal, the new AI model will be skilled enough to understand the Indian context better, compared to AI models trained mostly on Western data.
Krutrim has been presented in two categories, the base LLM model called Krutrim which has been trained on 2 trillion tokens. The model can understand 22 languages and can generate output in 10 Indian languages. The company claims that the new Krutrim Artificial Intelligence transcends GPT-4 and Llama models in terms of Indic performance. The company asserts that Krutrim AI has been trained on 20 times more indic tokens than any other model. The new model can use voice as input and the model will also respond in voice.
The Krutrim team in Bengaluru also mentioned a more robust model in the works: Krutrim Pro. This typical model will be multi-modal nevertheless it will be made available for the users by next quarter. According to the company, the new model has been built from the very beginning and the entire stack has been built by Krutrim. Aggarwal during the Q&A session stated, "India needs a solution that is considered completely for itself. For India to be an AI-first economy we need to build the whole stack at the Indian performance levels, Indian cultural relevance and Indian cost structure".
The latest Krutrim AI model website is live and interested customers can use the AI model. The user can register using their phone number and the company will inform them as soon as the chatbot is made available for them. Aggarwal confirmed that the base LLM will be made available to everyone from next month. The company is also creating APIs which will be made available in February.