NTT planning user-friendly, low-cost generative AI platform

A Japanese telecom giant is planning to roll out a user-friendly and low-cost generative AI platform for business use.

The product is scheduled for release in March next year. The technology will be based on a large language model, "tsuzumi," named after a handheld Japanese drum.

The company says tsuzumi's developers are focusing on strengthening its ability to function in the Japanese language.

It also claims clients will be able to learn to use the platform quickly and easily, as it will be customized for specific business fields.

NTT says that for these reasons, tsuzumi will not require large data-processing facilities.

The company plans in the future to link up smaller data facilities to function collectively like a large-scale model. NTT's next-generation optical and wireless network, IOWN, will be used for the purpose.