Russia has announced the launch of an artificial intelligence of its own called. GigaChat which will try to compete against the biggest players in the market.
And since it has a strong competition, it has decided to announce on a high note to gain more credits: it claims to be open source, not like the changes that ChatGPT, the AI of OpenAI which, today, is the most important in the world, has undergone.
What GigaChat will offer
GigaChat is being developed by Sberbank, one of the country’s largest companies. And as such, it is also controlled in large part by the government of Vladimir Putin.
The artificial intelligence seeks to please the large Russian population by offering service entirely in their language.
Thanks to the NeONKA model, you will be able to converse with users in text, but you will also be able to create images as if it were MidJourney.
Compared to ChatGPT, the current version of NeONKA has 13 billion parameters, while GPT-3, despite being the outdated version, reaches 175 billion.
For the time being, GigaChat is being launched under an invitation-only closed beta. It also hopes to reach other applications and companies via an API.
But where it wants to have a point in its favor is that it points out having an “open source architecture” while its global counterparts “pursue a strategy of artificial intelligence closed,” refers Sberbank’s CEO.
As we recall, ChatGPT was heavily criticized after varying its stance from keeping an open source AI to closed after Microsoft’s cash injection came in.
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