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Today: Jun 12, 2024

Zhipu AI develops Sora-like tech on path to AGI.

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  • Zhipu AI in China is developing Sora-like technology to achieve artificial general intelligence (AGI).
  • Zhipu AI is among the first Chinese companies exploring large language models (LLMs) and is pushing to catch up with US advances in the field.

Beijing-based Zhipu Huazhang Technology Co (Zhipu AI) is actively developing technology similar to OpenAI’s Sora as a pathway to achieving artificial general intelligence (AGI). Sora, a text-to-video generator developed by OpenAI, is set to be available to the public later this year but will not be accessible in China. This has prompted Chinese firms, like Zhipu AI, to intensify their efforts to bridge the technological gap and catch up with US advancements in the field of LLMs.

Zhipu AI, founded in 2019 by computer science research fellows from Tsinghua University, has raised significant funding from tech giants like Alibaba and Tencent, as well as VC firms. The company’s ChatGLM, a response to ChatGPT, was approved for public release by the Chinese government. Despite regulatory restrictions on generative AI services in China, Zhipu AI is eyeing global expansion and potential collaborations with foreign AI firms.

Zhang Peng, CEO of Zhipu AI, recognizes the current gap between Sora and similar Chinese technologies, emphasizing the need for continued innovation and hard work. With a strong emphasis on international growth, Zhipu AI is positioning itself as a key player in the global AI market.