At an event dedicated to artificial intelligence, China claimed to have developed the most powerful AI to date.
Developed within the Beijing Academy, the AI Wu Dao embeds more than 1.7 thousand billion parameters, ten times more than the American model GPT-3, developed in Silicon Valley.
All these parameters are in a way neurons that interact with each other to analyze, understand and react to the world around them.
While Wu Dao's computing power is indeed impressive, and if the AI is capable of many things - it can sing, draw, but also discuss or write poems - its parameters are not everything.
For an AI to be effective, it must have a large body of work since it is through the study of the latter that it will be able to learn, evolve and adapt to problems and situations.
The diversity of the data in this corpus will also have an impact on its learning.
Announcement effect or real advance?
Unfortunately, not much is known about the corpus on which AI is based to function, but China still congratulates itself on having developed an artificial intelligence which supplants that created by Elon Musk and Pether Thiel which , in addition to having a lower number of parameters, is somewhat biased by the fact that it has been enriched and developed from English corpora.
China also claims to have built the world's largest corpus database to fuel its AI.
With Wu Dao, China has built "a large-scale smart model for Chinese."
In addition, with this model, the Middle Kingdom shows that it will not be left behind by other countries in the race for artificial intelligence.
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