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.