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Abu Dhabi rolls out big updates to two flagship AI products

Core42 has rolled out JAIS Chat as a mobile app and the Technology Innovation Institute has launched an update for Falcon 2

JAIS Chat can interact in English and Arabic, as well as facilitate translation. (Photo: WAM)

Abu Dhabi’s leading artificial intelligence firms made two announcements about advancements in large language model-based products this week.

Core42, a subsidiary of Mubadala and Microsoft-backed G42, has rolled out JAIS Chat as a mobile app available for download on iOS.

The bilingual chatbot was developed to meet the growing demand and popularity of generative AI capabilities regionally and can interact in English and Arabic, as well as facilitate translation.

Meanwhile, the Technology Innovation Institute, a government-backed research center, launched an update to its LLM, Falcon 2, that it says can outperform big tech players like Meta’s Llama.

“We’re very proud that we can still punch way above our weight, really compete with the best players globally,” Advanced Technology Research Council Secretary General Faisal Al Bannai, who is also an adviser to the president on strategic research and advanced technology, said.  

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