• Number of the week: 350,000,000

    GIF: Karolina Uskakovych

    Will there ever be a European alternative to ChatGPT? AI development requires a huge processing capacity to train Large Language Models — but this is an expensive resource that major European universities and companies do not have.

    According to a study by the German AI Association, it would take 350 million euros to set up such a data centre. That is the equivalent of building 50 km of motorway. The association founded an initiative together with nine European countries to develop a project.

    However, it is questionable whether the German government will co-finance the project. ​The budget has been under discussion for months.

    This article is part of the "AI revolution: out of control?" edition
    Squaring the circle - regulating AI
    Number of the week: 350,000,000
    AI and our right to privacy
    Disinformation buster
    Dear readers, we are also afraid