China recently put an AI chatbot called MOSS out for public testing. MOSS, seen as a possible rival to the US-made ChatGPT, is now available for public testing on the mainland. Visit Samsunghubs to learn more about the latest news!
The Natural Language Processing Lab at Fudan University makes MOSS. Fudan, in Shanghai, is a member of the prestigious C9 league, a group of 9 universities chosen by the Chinese government to help with the progress and development of higher education. It is also a double first-class university recognized by the ministry of education.
MOSS is a conversational chatbot or language model similar to ChatGPT that can do things like give answers, makeup dialogues, write code, and more. Even though the Chinese Chatbot is less intelligent and advanced than ChatGPT, it can still do language-based tasks. Also Read – ChatGPT’s popularity could lead to another GPU shortage
Dr. Xipeng Qiu, a computer science professor at Fudan University, said that MOSS could be considered a low-end version of ChatGPT. They are both excellent at language-based multitasking, but MOSS has fewer parameters, about one order of magnitude, than ChatGPT.
He also said, “Even though there is a lot of room for improvement, the release of MOSS proves that Chinese research teams are able to overcome technical challenges when making products like ChatGPT.”
ChatGPT is an abbreviation for Chat Generative Pre-trained Transformer, but MOSS is no short form for any term. Most likely, the name MOSS was taken from the Chinese sci-fi movie series Wandering Earth, in which a super-smart quantum computer is called MOSS. Also Read – What is Blockchain and NFT? in 2000 word
MOSS First Public Test
Fudan University opened MOSS to the public for testing through this link. Many users have been asked to test the app using a unique invitation code. If a user doesn’t have an invitation code, they can choose to be on the waiting list by giving their phone number.
On February 20, the MOSS server crashed, and the app ran much slower than usual because of the massive number of visitors. The Fusan team seemed unprepared for the huge response and interest are shown in the native Chatbot.
MOSS and ChatGPT
The basic steps for making both ChatGPT and MOSS are the same. Both systems are trained to understand natural language and human intentions. But the training methods are different in each case.
To teach ChatGPT how to understand natural language, the developers at OpenAI first made a database of thousands of questions and queries that were then sent to experts from all fields. These experts and data annotators then send answers to the questions, which the Chatbot uses to learn how to respond to different human prompts.
But the team at Fudan University took a more direct approach by letting MOSS communicate and interact with humans and other AI models from the start. These interactions gave the Chatbot a robust database, which helped it move forward quickly as it learned more. The direct interaction method helped MOSS finish its natural language training in less time than ChatGPT.
MOSS is seen as one of the best ways to fight ChatGPT in China, but language is needed. The Chatbot is designed to talk mostly in English and not Chinese. MOSS has a database of more than 300 billion English words, but it knows only 30 billion Chinese words. This is a big problem for the Chinese app, which hopes to capture the market in the local language. Also Read – Noise Buds VS102 Pro with ANC Released In India
The developers at Fudan Language Lab are now working on improving the Chatbot’s Chinese language skills and ability to follow instructions. The Shanghai Artificial Intelligence Lab is currently supporting the MOSS project.