February 29, 2024Anmol Nagpal

Tech Mahindra to develop AI programme for preserving Indonesia's national language

Tech Mahindra has announced a collaboration with Indonesia's Indosat Ooredoo Hutchison to develop an AI-based model called "Garuda".

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It is aimed at preserving Indonesia's national language, Bahasa Indonesia, as well as the local dialects of the country.

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Garuda will be an LLM or a machine learning tool developed with 16 billion original Bahasa tokens, providing 1.2 billion parameters to enhance its understanding of the language.

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The development of Garuda draws upon Tech Mahindra's indigenous LLM 'Project Indus'.

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Project Indus involves gathering and curating data in the Indonesian language for pre-training and release as a conversational model for Indosat.

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This initiative aims to enable Indosat's customers to utilize various applications, including customer support, experience enhancement, and content creation across multiple industries.

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The statement from Tech Mahindra highlights the significance of the LLM market, which is projected to reach $40.8 billion by 2029.

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Garuda and Indus are expected to facilitate online communication in local dialects and languages, thereby opening up new opportunities in the digital realm.

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The agreement between Tech Mahindra and Indosat Ooredoo Hutchison was formalized at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2024, held in Barcelona from February 26-29.

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