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BENGALURU (Reuters) – Microsoft (NASDAQ:) will support the development of voice-based generative artificial intelligence (AI) applications through a partnership with Indian startup Sarvam AI, the Windows-maker said on Thursday.
Sarvam AI is building genAI models targeting Indic languages and context, it said in a statement, but did not immediately provide financial details of the partnership.
The startup – whose founders earlier developed AI models at Indian Institute of Technology, Madras-based research group AI4Bharat – has raised funding from Lightspeed Venture Partners, Peak XV Partners and Khosla Ventures.
Through the partnership, Sarvam will make its Indic voice LLMs available on Microsoft’s cloud platform Azure.