Japan's AI Revolution: Breaking Language Barriers with Homegrown Technology

Japan is developing AI systems, similar to OpenAI's ChatGPT, using the Japanese language.

Current AI models excel in English but struggle with Japanese due to linguistic and cultural differences.

Japanese sentences have a different structure from English, making translation challenging.

The complexity of the Japanese writing system, including kanji characters, adds to the difficulty.

Japanese AI systems sometimes generate rare characters and unfamiliar words.

For AI to be useful, it must reflect cultural practices and language accurately.

A ranking system called Rakuda assesses AI's cultural appropriateness in Japanese.

GPT-4 currently outperforms Japanese language models but could change with more resources.

Japan's Fugaku supercomputer is working on a Japanese language model.

Japan is investing heavily in generative AI technologies for various industries.