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Krutrim AI, Led by Bhavish Aggarwal, Debuts Android App to Expand its AI Solutions

Krutrim AI, led by Bhavish Aggarwal, launches an Android app for its AI chatbot, enhancing its offerings with new developer tools and plans to compete in the AI and maps market.

Krutrim AI, the artificial intelligence unicorn founded by Ola's Bhavish Aggarwal, has officially launched its Android app, expanding the accessibility of its AI chatbot. The app became available on the Play Store on May 2, following the successful launch of the chatbot over two months ago.

"Krutrim is poised to redefine productivity and convenience for users across India. With features like free access, multilingual support, and customization for Indian users, our AI assistant is tailored to meet the diverse needs of the region," the company stated in the app's Play Store description. This development was initially reported by Moneycontrol.

In a significant move to foster innovation among Indian developers, Krutrim AI also introduced a new suite of developer tools. Bhavish Aggarwal announced at a launch event that the startup is rolling out a public stack and its AI cloud infrastructure specifically designed for startups. Additionally, a new maps API has been introduced for hyperlocal businesses, which aligns with Ola’s strategy to compete with Google Maps. Aggarwal highlighted that a majority of Ola Cabs users have transitioned to using Ola Maps.

In related developments, Ola Electric, another venture by Aggarwal, announced in January that it would integrate Ola Maps into its vehicles through upcoming software updates.

Krutrim AI first made headlines in December last year with the introduction of its AI models and chatbot, which operates similarly to other large language models like ChatGPT and Meta’s Llama 2. The startup is vying for a significant position in the Indian AI market against domestic competitors such as Bharat GPT by, Pragna by Soket Labs, Tech Mahindra-backed Project Indus, and Lightspeed-backed Sarvam AI.

Beyond its current offerings, Krutrim AI is ambitiously expanding its technological infrastructure with plans to develop indigenous data centers and delve into server computing, edge computing, and supercomputers. The startup is also making strides in the manufacturing of AI-optimized silicon chips.

Earlier this year, Krutrim achieved unicorn status, becoming India's first AI unicorn, after securing $50 million in a funding round led by investors including Matrix Partners India.

The potential for growth in India's generative AI sector is immense. According to the 'India's Generative AI Startup Landscape 2023' report by Inc42, the market is expected to grow from $1.1 billion in 2023 to over $17 billion by 2030, at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 48%.