In a bid to harness the transformative potential of generative AI, Wipro, the global IT powerhouse, has embarked on an ambitious endeavor—to equip its extensive workforce of 250,000 professionals with deep expertise in this cutting-edge technology. Subha Tatavarti, the Chief Technology Officer at Wipro Limited, shares exclusive insights into the company’s pioneering journey into generative AI and its strategic collaborations that are reshaping the industry landscape.
According to Subha, ‘For more than two years we have been engaged in research programmes with research institutes like AI Institute at University of South Carolina and IIT Patna, to build domain specific language models. These initiatives are helping our customers accelerate medical research and provide better medical care to patients,’ as she shared in an exclusive interaction with AIM.”
Wipro, a prominent IT giant, is making significant strides in the realm of generative AI, and Subha Tatavarti, the Chief Technology Officer at Wipro Limited, has been at the forefront of these transformative initiatives. Tatavarti recently shed light on Wipro’s journey in harnessing the potential of generative AI and its profound impact on various sectors. Here, we delve into the key highlights of Wipro’s generative AI endeavors and Tatavarti’s insights.
Wipro’s Commitment to Generative AI
Over the past two years, Wipro has been deeply engaged in research collaborations with renowned institutions like the AI Institute at the University of South Carolina and IIT Patna. These collaborations are instrumental in building domain-specific language models, which, in turn, expedite medical research and enhance patient care.
Holistic AI-Centric Innovation Ecosystem
Wipro recently introduced Wipro ai360, a comprehensive and AI-centric innovation ecosystem aimed at seamlessly integrating AI across all internal platforms, tools, and solutions. This initiative underscores Wipro’s dedication to maximizing the potential of generative AI.
Wipro’s generative AI applications encompass various domains, including cognitive chatbots, content optimization for marketing and media, automation in code generation, and synthetic data generation. These applications are transforming businesses by enhancing efficiency and decision-making.
Wipro’s engagement extends to numerous leading companies across diverse industries, where it leverages its consulting expertise and foundational research knowledge, cultivated through academic partnerships. This collaborative approach ensures a wide-reaching impact.
Proprietary Large Language Models (LLMs)
One of Wipro’s distinct strengths lies in its development of fine-tuned Large Language Models. These models enable versatility and future-proofing while capitalizing on advancements in foundational LLMs. This approach empowers Wipro to create adaptable intellectual property (IP) with broad applicability.
Strategic Partnership with Google Cloud
Wipro is set to integrate Google Cloud’s suite of generative AI products and services into its AI IP, business accelerators, and pre-built industry solutions. This partnership will enable Wipro to offer generative AI as a core solution within its consulting services and innovation labs.
Addressing Challenges and Responsible Usage
While embracing generative AI, Wipro is vigilant about addressing challenges and risks associated with the technology. The company has implemented stringent controls and frameworks to manage risks effectively. Responsible usage policies and training programs align with GDPR guidelines, ensuring ethical AI utilization.
AI Council and Ethical Frameworks
Wipro has established an AI Council dedicated to setting AI development and usage standards. This includes defining ethical guidelines to counteract biased algorithms, promote fairness, and prevent discriminatory outcomes. The company places a strong emphasis on privacy and data protection.
Future Prospects for the IT Industry
Wipro’s journey into generative AI reflects broader industry trends. The IT sector is poised to benefit significantly from the capabilities of LLMs, particularly in call centers and the emergence of AI services. Subha Tatavarti envisions generative AI disrupting various industries, making every business an AI-driven entity. Industries like precision medicine, precision agriculture, and hyper-personalized marketing are expected to thrive in the AI era.
Wipro’s dedication to generative AI, coupled with its collaborative approach and strategic partnerships, positions it at the forefront of AI-driven innovation. Subha Tatavarti’s leadership underscores Wipro’s commitment to harnessing the full potential of generative AI to benefit industries and society at large.