Nvidia CEO meets Indian PM, eyeing India's AI potential

Jingyue Hsiao, DIGITIMES Asia, Taipei 0

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With the upcoming G20 summit to be held in India, Nvidia's CEO Jensen Huang visited India, meeting with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Modi said in a Tweet that he had an excellent meeting with Huang, and they talked at length about the rich potential India offers in the world of AI, adding that Nvidia was appreciative of the strides India has made in this sector and was equally upbeat about the talented youth of India.

After meeting with Modi, Huang held an informal dinner gathering with numerous researchers from prominent institutions in the fields of science and technology, including the Indian Institute of Science and various Indian Institute of Technology campuses.

According to Nvidia's statement, the attendees represented a dazzling collection of some of the top minds in fields as diverse as large language models, astrophysics, medicine, quantum computing, and natural language processing.

Nvidia initiated operating in India in 2024, starting in Bangalore. Presently, India hosts four engineering development centers for Nvidia, including Gurugram, Hyderabad, Pune, and Bengaluru, with over 3,800 employees.

Furthermore, Nvidia's developer program boasts a membership of over 320,000 developers based in India. The CUDA parallel programming platform by Nvidia sees an approximate monthly download count of 40,000 in India, and it's estimated that there are around 60,000 skilled CUDA developers in the country.

As per a research report released by The Brookings Institution, India ranks within the top 10 countries globally in terms of both technological progress and investment in artificial intelligence. According to Statista, India's AI market is expected to reach US$4.2 billion by 2030.

Source: Statista, September 2023