Kakao Brain’s AI models ‘more practical’ than Naver, CEO says

Kim Il-du, CEO of Kakao Brain, Kakao’s artificial intelligence technology research and development subsidiary, said on Monday that his supergiant AI models were more practical than Naver’s, amid growing competition between the two tech giants for leadership in the AI ​​industry in Korea.

“Although Kakao Brain’s KoGPT Korean AI model has fewer parameters than Naver’s, it’s just the size to give users quick, real-time feedback,” Kim said at a conference. press online.

With larger parameters, AI models can indeed have more precise deduction skills and precise memory, however, their speed of performing tasks could slow down and cost money in research and development, according to Kim.

“Imagine a Chatbot adopting a gigantic AI model more than it needs. It may take more than 10 seconds for users to get a response. In this sense, Kakao Brain’s KoGPT is more suitable for performing such tasks. He even received higher scores than Naver in some of the tests that assess the effectiveness of AI models, ”Kim added.

While Naver only has one language AI model, Kim pointed out that Kakao Brain offers another multi-modal image-generating AI model, dubbed “minDALL-E,” which includes 1.4 billion sets. images and texts at the same time.

Kim said Kakao Brain plans to release a new image generation model that uses 10 times more image and text data sets than minDALL-E. Through the Next ImageNet Project, the company will create a top-level AI model that can describe the image with text and vice versa.

Based on the two models of AI and AI technology, Kakao Brain aims to become the leader in breakthrough innovation in organic education and healthcare.

“We have noticed that students are tired of learning to crack in schools or hagwons. Our company is thinking about ways to help them enjoy studying using AI models, ”Kim said.

By applying AI technology on a large scale to the biological healthcare industry, Kakao Brain attempts to predict the interaction between proteins and analyze the structure of a complex protein in advance.

The company has also partnered with Galux, the Korean organic start-up, to provide its AI technology that can dramatically shorten the process of developing new drugs.

Citing important issues such as filtering hate speech and preventing private information leaks in AI business, Kim said Kakao Brain will work closely with platform operators who want to use AI models to the company.

“Prior to the official launch, we ask them to comply with our inspection process which examines prototype products and beta services for any failures to detect hate speech or protect private information,” Kim said.

By Byun Hye-jin (hyejin2@heraldcorp.com)

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