Tue May 17 2022
Aleph Alpha launches its LUMINOUS series for users.
The LUMINOUS series is now available and offers users a "Made in Europe" alternative to large AI language models from the US or China. In addition, users gain access to MAGMA, an innovative program that combines image with text for the first time, and thereby captioning pictorial content far beyond typical object recognition
Heidelberg, Germany, April 14, 2022
The European AI company Aleph Alpha has launched its LUMINOUS series for the commercial use. LUMINOUS offers users a "Made in Europe" alternative to large AI language models from the US or China. LUMINOUS can process, analyze and produce a wide range of texts without user-specific training. It outperforms currently used AI models, which often only have individual capabilities and are thus limited in their application. The generalizability of LUMINOUS enables application fields such as answering questions from large data sets in natural language or producing summaries of complex texts .
In addition, users gain access to MAGMA, an innovative program that combines image with text for the first time, and thereby captioning pictorial content far beyond typical object recognition. Users can ask questions about images in natural language and receive an AI-generated answers. Luminous has successfully been implemented on a project to name crypto-art .
LUMINOUS & MAGMA are available via an interface (API) or through the interactive user interface (Playground). Customers incur costs depending on the size of the addressed AI model and the scope of use. When signing up, users receive a certain amount of free credits to get started. In addition, startups and scientific institutes may apply for further free credits. With this, Aleph Alpha wants to contribute to the development of an innovative, European startup ecosystem. More details can be found at www.app.aleph-alpha.com .
"All of Europe's linguistic and cultural diversity needs to be reflected in modern AI applications, as this is the only way that any European country, large or small, can benefit from the potential of novel AI technology. This is the only way to ensure that the best of AI is not reserved for a few, but available to all in equal measure. With LUMINOUS and MAGMA, we are taking a huge step in this direction. For the road ahead, we want to work with partners to ensure that we in Europe take our digital destiny into our own hands." (Jonas Andrulis, CEO & Founder Aleph Alpha)
About Aleph Alpha
Aleph Alpha is an AI research and application company founded in Heidelberg in 2019. It researches, develops and operationalizes generalizing AI models for text and image to ensure digital sovereignty for public and private sector partners. In 2021, Aleph Alpha was awarded the German AI Prize , and named the Ai Champion Baden Württemberg .
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