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Japan's Fugaku supercomputer to help develop homegrown generative AI

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Riken's Fugaku supercomputer is equipped with many CPUs. (Photo by Tomoki Mera)

TOKYO -- Japanese researchers will use the homegrown Fugaku supercomputer to develop ChatGPT-style generative artificial intelligence under plans announced on Monday.

The technology will be developed in the current fiscal year through March with an eye toward its release on a free-to-use basis in fiscal 2024. The Tokyo Institute of Technology and Tohoku University have teamed up with Fugaku developers Riken research institute and Fujitsu on the new project.

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