Jasmine Group and KT to create Thai-language AI model

Jasmine Group and KT to create Thai-language AI model

Thai telcoms player Jasmine Group and Korean telco KT Corp have revealed plan to co-develop an AI language model that supports the Thai language.

According to The Korea Herald, Jasmine Group will construct a GPU farm within a new data centre owned by its telecoms service arm JasTel. The GPU farm – which should be finished in the first half of next year – will provide the processing power for the AI model.

KT will contribute research and lessons learned from its experience with its upcoming artificial intelligence service Mi:dm to develop the Thai AI language model. Mi:dm, which uses KT’s in-house Korean language model, will be launched later this month.

Jasmine Group expects to launch the Thai language model later next year, and use it to bring AI services to other markets in Southeast Asia, including Laos and Cambodia.

A KT official told newspaper that the telco aims to use its Mi:dm service to help other countries develop non-English language models to counter the heavy English presence in generative AI models.

“When it comes to GPT-3, one of the most representative language models, English is known to make up 92.6 % of its data processing, while Korean and Thai remain at 0.016 % and 0.013 %,” the official said. “Due to a lack of learning data, it has limitations in understanding the cultural and social contexts of a country.”


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