TECH Record-breaking AI model WuDao 2.0 unveiled


Record-breaking AI model WuDao 2.0 unveiled

By Wang Xiangyu | People's Daily app

21:01, June 01, 2021

Beijing (People's Daily) - A record-breaking artificially intelligent modeling system was unveiled by a China-based AI research institute at the 2021 Beijing Academy of Artificial Intelligence (BAAI) Conference in Beijing on Tuesday.

Tang Jie, BAAI vice academics director, speaks at the BAAI Conference on June 1. Photo: BAAI

WuDao 2.0’s 1.75 trillion parameters broke the previous record of 1.6 trillion parameters set by the Google Switch Transformer, both known within the AI industry as a “super-large-scale pretraining model.”

“WuDao 2.0 is the first trillion scale model in China and the largest in the world,” said Tang Jie, BAAI vice academics director.

Photo: BAAI

Wudao 2.0 achieved excellent results in nine benchmark tasks in the pre-trained model field, Tang said, and was close to breaking the Turing test in poetry and couplets creation, text summaries, answering questions and painting.

“Wudao 2.0 aims to enable machines to think like humans and achieve cognitive abilities beyond the Turing test,” he said.

Positioning itself as a top event for AI professionals, the June 1-3 conference is an annual academic exchange event.

Organizers say this year's online-and-offline conference has attracted more than 200 experts and more than 30,000 AI professionals.

BAAI releases Wudao 1.0, China’s first homegrown super-scale intelligent model system, on March 20.

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