Speaking of India, Microsoft’s chairman said the country has seen a “massive growth market” after coming out of the pandemic. “Microsoft’s presence in India consisted mainly of multinational companies operating in India. But for now it’s completely changed,” he said. “It’s the other way around where these companies that are innovating in India, be it the big big conglomerates or the new startups, are all leveraging [artificial intelligence] cloud technology to innovate and create services that are clearly popular in India and elsewhere,” he told CNBC. The company says it will continue to develop with Indian companies super appsthe demand for cloud-based infrastructure and apps has increased.
The CEO of Microsoft will visit India in January next year. This will be Nadella’s first trip to India after the pandemic.
Microsoft is building ‘massive’ cloud AI computer with Nvidia
American chip designer and computer company Nvidia Corp recently said it is partnering with Microsoft Corp to build a “massive” computer to handle intense computing with artificial intelligence in the cloud. The AI computer will run on Microsoft’s Azure cloud, using tens of thousands of graphics processing units (GPUs), Nvidia’s most powerful H100 and its A100 chips.
Nvidia has not disclosed the value of the deal. In addition to selling the chips to Microsoft, Nvidia said it will work with the software giant to develop AI models. Buck said Nvidia would also become a customer of Microsoft’s AI cloud computing and develop AI applications on it to offer services to customers.