Softbank company is now focusing on AI-related technology research and development, earlier, CEO Masayoshi Sun previously boldly declared that “if you can’t embrace AI is the loss of the future,” and said that the SoftBank company is working on the design of the Japanese version of ChatGPT.
According to the official press release of the Softbank Group, the Softbank Group’s “Japanese version of ChatGPT” development is going smoothly, soft and hard companies are currently carrying out the AI training process, is expected to launch their own “Japanese version of ChatGPT” AI products next year.
In order to realize “this ambitious goal,” SoftBank will set up a wholly owned subsidiary, SB Intuitions, to focus on training generative AI, according to Junichi Miyagawa, CEO of SoftBank Group’s telecom division, who said SoftBank is also planning to partner with Microsoft to accelerate the process of landing the corresponding technology and provide a series of credible generative AI services to Japanese companies. Generative AI services for Japanese companies.
▲ Source: SoftBank Group
According to a Reuters report, Softbank has a team of about 1,000 people working on the “Japanese version of ChatGPT,” after Masayoshi Son said he chats with ChatGPT every day and spoke with OpenAI CEO Sam Altman, who has visited Tokyo a number of times this year to talk about how he hopes to utilize ChatGPT to develop a new generation of AI services. Altman, who has made several high-profile visits to Tokyo this year, hopes to capitalize on the interest in generative AI to make more of an impact on emerging technology globally.
And at the June 21 shareholders’ meeting, SoftBank’s Masayoshi Son presented a slide titled “Evolution Speed,” showing a chart of human evolution. From the birth of mankind to the Agricultural Revolution, the curve was completely flat, until the transition period from the Industrial Revolution to the Information Revolution, when the curve rose slightly. He also said that in the next few years, due to the development of artificial intelligence, the curve will rise steeply, with a slope approaching a vertical line.
▲ Source: Softbank