India to Fund AI Computing Infrastructure with 10,000 GPUs

At the INDIAai Summit 2024, Union Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw unveiled India’s AI strategy, emphasizing affordable access to technology to prevent its concentration. The summit, organized by the Ministry of Electronics and IT, attracted global AI leaders from over 50 countries. India, ranked fifth in AI investments in 2022 with $3.24 billion, plans a public platform with standardized protocols and datasets. The government will invest in AI infrastructure, including 10,000 GPUs, and establish an AI Innovation Center for early-stage funding. Japan’s Vice-Minister Hiroshi Yoshida praised India’s commitment to responsible AI. Collaborative efforts across sectors like healthcare and agriculture are key, with notable partnerships such as OpenAI’s Farmer.Chat platform, launched with Digital Green to aid agricultural workers.