Spain will create foundational AI model in local languages

Spain plans to build a foundational AI large language model trained in Spanish and in the country’s co-official languages, Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez announced on the eve of the Mobile World Congress event in Barcelona.

The Spanish LLM will be transparent and open source, he said.

While some AI models are trained on texts in multiple languages, more advanced AI features from US-based tech companies are often initially only available in English. That’s the case with Google Gemini, for example, which supports more than 40 languages but offers advanced features only in English.

Making the Spanish language model widely available could help Spanish and non-Spanish enterprises alike to develop new digital services.

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Source:: Computerworld