Samsung Gauss Hopes To Be the New ChatGPT Challenger
November 10, 2023
1 min 48 sec read
It's only been seven months since Samsung temporarily banned generative AI tools on company-owned devices. The ban, which came after an internal data link (oops), included OpenAI's ChatGPT and Google's Bard.
Now, however, it seems that Samsung is taking an if-you-can't-beat-them-join-them attitude. Only a few days after OpenAI's developer event, Samsung unleashed news of its own generative AI beast, Samsung Gauss, at the Samsung AI Forum 2023
Samsung Gauss, developed by the tech giant's research unit Samsung Research, consists of three tools: Samsung Gauss Language, Samsung Gauss Code, and Samsung Gauss Image.
Samsung Gauss Language is a large language model that understands human language and can answer our questions like ChatGPT. It can be used to "write and edit emails, summarize documents, translate languages," and even stroke your ego if you need it to.
Samsung has big plans to incorporate this large language beast into all of its devices to make them even more intelligent than they already are.
Samsung Gauss Code works with its code assistant, code.i, and focuses on development code to, you guessed it, help developers write code faster than the speed of light.
That leaves us with Samsung Gauss Image, which is an image generation and editing feature that will let us do just about anything we want to do to an image, including creating one that never existed in the first place or making a low-resolution image into a high-resolution image.
Don't get excited yet. While Samsung says Gauss is being used internally by its staff, it doesn't give a timeline for public release, except to say it will be in the near future. Some reports state that Samsung wants to release the Galaxy S24 based on its Generative AI model as early as 2024, so there's some hope it won't be long.
In light of that little internal data leak we mentioned earlier, Samsung wants us to know they've set up an AI Red Team that will keep a close eye on security and privacy issues from data collection to AI development, which they say will "ensure the safety of AI use based on the principles of AI ethics."
"We will continue to support and collaborate with the industry and academia on generative AI research," said Daehyun Kim, executive vice president of the Samsung Research Global AI Center.
And just in case you were wondering (we were), the name Samsung Gauss comes from the mathematician Carl Friedrich Gauss, whose theory (the Gaussian distribution, aka normal distribution) is "considered the backbone of AI and machine learning."
Sounds good to us.
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