China researchers overtake the US in natural language processing.
The new WuDao 2.0 natural language processing model has 1.75 trillion parameters. It thereby comfortably surpasses Google’s Switch Transformer, the erstwhile world leader. Moreover, it does so only five months later. Records are being broken at an incredible rate. But the WuDao 2.0 model still doesn’t ‘understand’ what it is saying in the way that we humans do as a routine matter. That is one record that remains unbroken. When that happens, that will be real news.
Link to article: https://www.scmp.com/tech/tech-war/article/3135764/us-china-tech-war-beijing-funded-ai-researchers-surpass-google-and
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