Bhavish Aggarwal vs LinkedIn: Ola to switch from Microsoft Azure to its own Crutrim cloud


Ola co-founder Bhavish Aggarwal on Saturday announced that the EV maker will switch from Microsoft Azure to its flagship Crutrim cloud. The decision came after LinkedIn removed several of his posts citing “professional community policies.”

Bhavish Aggarwal, Co-Founder and CEO. (HT file photo)

“Since LinkedIn is owned by Microsoft and Ola is a large customer of Azure, we have decided to migrate our entire workload out of Azure to our Crutrim cloud within the next week,” Aggarwal said in an X post. “

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He also said that Crutim Cloud will offer a full year of free cloud usage to developers who want to move out of Azure, “as long as you don't switch back to Azure after that!”

This came after the business-focused social media platform removed her posts criticizing the neutral pronouns used by LinkedIn AI.

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“The pronoun issue I wrote about is a woke political ideology of entitlement that does not exist in India. The Ola CEO said, I don't want to get into this debate, but clearly LinkedIn has recognized that Indians need pronouns in our lives and we cannot criticize it.

“LinkedIn has recognized that Indians need pronouns in their lives and we cannot criticize it. They will bully us into agreeing with them or cancel us,” said the Ola chief.

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What is Ola's proprietary AI 'Crutrim'?

Named 'Krutrim', which means 'artificial' in Sanskrit, this large language model (LLM) has been trained on over 2 trillion 'tokens', which are sub-texts used in conversation, according to Aggarwal. represent words.

The AI ​​chatbot's website claims to naturally encapsulate the Indian ethos, generating text with an intuitive understanding of Indian cultural sensitivity and relevance. It supports all 22 scheduled languages ​​and has production capabilities for Hindi, English and eight other Indian languages.

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