Arabic-based AI developed in a joint Saudi-Chinese effort

AceGPT is an artificial intelligence system developed by a team from a Saudi Arabian institution and two from China.

An Arabic-centric AI system was developed via a partnership between the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) in Saudi Arabia and two Chinese institutions.

A Chinese-American professor at KAUST released AceGPT, a large language model (LLM) based on Meta’s Llama 2. The project was made possible by the School of Data Science at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen (CUHKSZ) and the Shenzhen Research Institute of Big Data (SRIBD).

The goal of the project’s GitHub website is to create a model that can serve as an AI assistant for Arabic speakers and respond to their questions in their native tongue. However, the warning warned that “satisfactory results” may not be achieved in languages other than English.

The creators also claim they have added features to the model that will allow it to identify instances of probable abuse, such as the inappropriate management of sensitive data, the creation of hazardous material, the propagation of disinformation, or the failure to pass safety checks.

But since there aren’t any built-in safeguards, the initiative has urged users to exercise caution. Since we have not given the model a thorough safety inspection, everyone using it should be careful.

According to the researchers, AceGPT was built using both publicly available resources and custom-built information.

This comes as Saudi Arabia is working hard to establish itself as a regional leader in cutting-edge fields like artificial intelligence. Token and payment system development between the Saudi central bank and the Hong Kong Monetary Authority began in July.

To hasten its future metaverse ambitions, the Saudi government joined The Sandbox metaverse platform back in February.

U.S. authorities requested that Nvidia and AMD, two companies that produce chips essential to build artificial intelligence, limit shipments to “some” Middle Eastern nations in August.

Since then American authorities have denied actively preventing the shipment of AI chips to the Middle East.

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