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The telecom operator plans to commercialize the model, which uses massive computing infrastructure for natural language processing, in the first half of next year, with hopes of powering its services, such as smart speakers and AI call centers.
The Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute and Hanyang University, members of KT's AI alliance, will also take part in the joint research project.
The collaboration aims to eventually develop an AI model with more than 200 billion parameters. Higher parameters usually lead to a model's increased capacity. In comparison, US-based OpenAI's GPT-3 model, which can produce human-like text, contains 175 billion parameters.
KT joins a growing list of South Korean companies developing AI models.
LG Group said in May it will invest $100 million in the next three years to develop a "super-giant AI" powered by large scale computing infrastructure.
In the same month, internet giant Naver Corp. unveiled its AI language model "HyperCLOVA," which has 204 billion parameters. (Yonhap)