“Hanooman” AI Model by Reliance Industries; How it is Different from ChatGPT?

Mukesh Ambani introduces Hanooman, an AI breakthrough tailored for India's linguistic diversity. Open-source, multimodal, and empowering diverse industries, Hanooman marks a new era in Indian AI.

Punam Singh
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Hanooman, an ambitious AI model developed by Reliance Industries in collaboration with 9 IITs (Indian Institutes of Technology) across the country has been introduced by Mukesh Ambani. It is named after the Hindu deity, Hanooman, and introduced as India’s latest innovation in artificial intelligence. This AI model represents a significant moment in India’s journey towards AI dominance. Ambani’s company, Seetha Mahalaxmi Healthcare (SML), spreadheads this project and aims to redefine the country’s AI landscape with advanced capabilities.


The development of Hanooman is part of Jio’s strategic initiative to leverage Jio Brain and develop tailored AI solutions. The model is backed by Reliance Industries Ltd., which is a testament to the company’s commitment to advancing AI technology.

What are its key features?

  • Multimodal AI Capabilities

Hanooman is a large language model that is trained in 22 Indian Languages. It has multimodal AI capabilities that make it a versatile tool with applications in various industries. This model is designed to overcome computational constraints and offer speech-to-text capabilities to users.

  • Inclusivity

Inclusivity is one of the key features of Hanooman as it is compatible with regional languages. This focus on inclusivity allows the model to cater to a diverse user base and highlights India’s entry into the global race of Artificial Intelligence.

  • Diverse Application

The AI model is envisioned to cater to four major fields that include healthcare, governance, financial services, and education. It aims to become a transformative AI technology in India by offering tailored AI solutions in these areas.

How is Hanooman different from ChatGPT?


While both the AI models Hanooman and ChatGPT share similarities in their objectives, Hanooman emphasizes more on linguistic diversity and multimodal capabilities that set it apart. As it is focused on serving the diverse population of India, Hanooman offers tailored solutions that serve the unique needs of its users, while empowering them to communicate and interact with technology in their preferred language and format.

Hanooman is trained in 22 Indian languages which makes it one of the few AI models with such extensive multilingual capabilities. Apart from that, its family of foundational language models ranges up to 40 billion parameters in terms of size. And, this makes Hanooman one of the largest AI models in terms of parameters.


Hanooman aims to be a game-changer in the field of AI. It is set to make its debut in March with a focus on inclusivity and its wide range of applications. Hanooman is poised to make a significant impact on various industries and contribute to India’s growing presence in the global AI landscape.