The Chinese Fudan University team has apologized for the MOSS incident

A team from China’s Fudan University apologized on Tuesday after using the ChatGPT-like chatbot platform they developed hours after it was released to the public. widely, due to sudden traffic.

The team’s announcement on Monday of the platform they called MOSS was quickly shared on Chinese social media, garnering tens of millions of likes on Twitter-like Weibo. Chinese. State media described it as the first Chinese competitor on OpenAI’s hit ChatGPT platform.

But MOSS, which has the same name as the superintelligent quantum computer in the Chinese sci-fi blockbuster “Wandering Earth 2”, crashed later and until Tuesday the team said it would no longer open to the public.

The launch of MOSS and the public response to it, see the strengthening of AI and ChatGPT in China and the challenges facing its businesses in the country, while many Chinese universities are running and technology companies to produce a Chinese-language Microsoft-backed chatbot.

Although the Fudan University team on Monday first described MOSS as a programming language like ChatGPT, on Tuesday they played down the comparison, saying they have a lot to improve.

“MOSS is a very immature model, there is still a long way to go before reaching ChatGPT. A specialized research laboratory like ours cannot find a model close to the ChatGPT its potential,” a statement published on its website.

“Our computer resources were not enough to support the large amount of traffic and as part of the training we did not have enough technical experience, creating a very bad experience and first impression on everyone, and we Congratulations to everyone.”

ChatGPT, the fastest customer service in history, has also been disrupted several times due to heavy traffic.

While few users were able to describe their experiences on the platform before the incident, a reporter from the Shanghai Observer described a detailed account of an interaction with MOSS and said that the chatbot’s English was better than his china.

The team leader, Qiu Xipeng, a professor at Fudan’s School of Computer Science, told the Shanghai Observer on Monday that the biggest gap between MOSS and ChatGPT is the number of guides placed in MOSS language learning is an order of magnitude smaller than ChatGPT. .

Qiu did not immediately respond to a request for more information.


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