TII announces the launch of the UAE’s first language model

  • Date: 09-Jun-2023
  • Source: Tahawultech
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  • Country:UAE
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TII announces the launch of the UAE’s first language model

(L-R) Wojciech Bajda, Managing Director – Public Sector Middle East and Africa at AWS & Dr. Ebtesam Almazrouei, Executive Director, Acting Chief  AI Researcher of AI Cross Centre Unit and Project Lead for LLM Projects at TII.

Amazon Web Services, Inc. announced that Technology Innovation Institute trained its top-performing, open source Falcon 40B model on AWS.

Falcon 40B is a 40-billion-parameter large language model (LLM) available under the Apache 2.0 license that ranked #1 in Hugging Face’s Open LLM Leaderboard, which tracks, ranks, and evaluates LLMs across multiple benchmarks to identify top performing models. It was trained on 1 trillion tokens on Amazon SageMaker, a fully managed service for developing, training, tuning, and hosting machine learning models, including LLMs. The launch represents a significant milestone in the UAE’s commitment to fostering AI innovation and scientific contributions in line with the UAE National AI Strategy 2031.

Customers can now deploy Falcon 40B from Amazon SageMaker JumpStart, a machine learning (ML) hub that offers pre-trained models, giving customers access to Falcon 40B’s state-of-the-art accuracy and industry-leading performance without having to build their own model from scratch.