GenAI Platform Hanooman Enters Into Strategic Partnership With 3AI Holding

GenAI Platform Hanooman Enters Into Strategic Partnership With 3AI Holding

It Aims To Reach 200 Million Users In Its First Year Of Launch In India

UAE-based 3AI Holding Limited, a global AI investment firm headquartered in Abu Dhabi specializing in investments in AI infrastructure and foundational AI companies, has announced a strategic partnership with SML India. This partnership will jointly own ‘Hanooman’, India’s largest and most accessible multilingual GenAI platform, introduced by Seetha Mahalaxmi Healthcare (SML) in February this year at NASSCOM’s NTLF Techade conference. The enhanced ‘Hanooman’, powered by 3AI Holding’s proprietary Omega generative AI technology, is set to launch on May 1, 2024.

With this collaboration, Hanooman aims to reach 200 million users across 22 Indian languages within its first year of launch. Given that 80% of India’s 1.42 billion population does not speak English, Hanooman’s focus on local languages will democratize access to AI, with both 3AI Holding and SML owning a 50% stake. This partnership will enable Hanooman to provide multimodal and multilingual capabilities, including text, voice, image, and code, to its users, fostering a generative AI ecosystem in India and beyond.

Arjun Prasad, Managing Director of 3AI Holding, stated, “Our collaboration with SML to empower Hanooman is a step towards our shared vision of providing equitable AI access to all Indians. By leveraging advanced multilingual text capabilities, we aim to bridge the gap between urban and rural India, making AI inclusive and accessible to everyone in their preferred language.”

Dr. Vishnu Vardhan, Co-Founder & CEO of SML India, added, “Partnering with 3AI Holding to enhance ‘Hanooman’ signifies a revolutionary shift in how Indians interact with technology. With the support of 3AI Holding’s Omega generative AI, we anticipate a widespread adoption of AI across various sectors in India, benefiting millions of people.”

3AI Holding, led by serial entrepreneur Arjun Prasad, is backed by the Patel Family Office from the United States. SML India, founded by Indian entrepreneurs, is a pioneer in multilingual LLMS and GenAI models. This joint venture marks a significant milestone in repatriating technology and talent to India, showcasing the country’s potential to become a leader in the generative AI space.