Kyutai, a non-profit laboratory dedicated to open research in artificial intelligence (AI), was founded with the support of the iliad Group, CMA CGM Group, and Schmidt Futures. Each of these organizations has contributed $110 million to fund the lab, which aims to tackle some of the most pressing challenges facing modern AI.
The objective of Kyutai is to develop large multimodal models and new algorithms that will enhance their capacities, reliability, and efficiency. The lab has already assembled a team of researchers with academic and business backgrounds who are eager to contribute to this exciting field.
Rodolphe Saadé, President and CEO of the CMA CGM Group, spoke about his vision for Kyutai: “This new investment in artificial intelligence represents an opportunity for the younger generation to take advantage of all that this technology has to offer. With Kyutai’s resources at their disposal, researchers can create and invent the world of tomorrow.”
Xavier Niel, Chairman and Founder of the iliad Group echoed Saadé’s sentiments: “France has everything it takes to win the AI race. Our researchers are some of the best in the world, we have access to powerful computing resources, and we have a thriving AI ecosystem. By establishing an open research lab here in Paris