India’s Own Krutrim AI Platform by Ola Goes Public

Ola CEO Bhavish Aggarwal launched Krutrim, India's first AI unicorn, competing with ChatGPT and Gemini.

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India's Own Krutrim AI Platform by Ola Goes Public

Ola’s co-founder and CEO, Bhavish Aggarwal, has announced the public beta release of Krutrim, an artificial intelligence platform made in India. The platform, which competes with Open AI’s ChatGPT and Google’s Gemini, was initially launched in December and recently became the first AI unicorn in India after securing $50 million in funding.

Previously accessible to a limited audience through sign-ups, Krutrim is now open to the public at chat.olakrutrim.com. Aggarwal expressed his excitement saying that it is a start for their first-generation product and lots more to come in the near future.

Krutrim, like its competitors, acknowledges the challenge of AI hallucinations. It warns users about potential inaccuracies and advises verifying crucial details. Despite government advice against experimental AI models for public use, Aggarwal ensures efforts to minimize errors, especially in Indian contexts.

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AI hallucination is when AI models produce misleading results due to factors like insufficient training data or biases. Other Indian generative AI platforms like BharatGPT, Hanooman and Sarvam are also preparing for launch.

Krutrim, meaning ‘artificial’ in Sanskrit, offers a basic and Pro model. The basic version supports 22 Indian languages and the Pro model, designed for complex tasks, launches next month. Bhavish Aggarwal sees Krutrim as a new era in Indian AI, emphasizing global standards. Krutrim is also developing an AI computing stack, including cloud infrastructure and specialized chips.

Having been trained on an extensive dataset of 2 trillion tokens, Krutrim boasts the largest representation of Indian data. Ola aims to use Krutrim in all its companies by March 2024.

Krutrim Si Designs, launched in April 2023 by Aggarwal and Krishnamurthy Venugopala Tenneti, received significant funding, including $24 million in debt funding from Matrix Partners in October and a subsequent $50 million funding round in January led by Matrix Partners India.

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