Kyutai, a non-profit laboratory dedicated to open research in artificial intelligence (AI), was founded with the support of the iliad Group, the CMA CGM Group, and Schmidt Futures. The three organizations each contributed $110 million to fund the project, which aims to tackle some of the most pressing challenges in modern AI.
Kyutai has already assembled a team of researchers with academic and business backgrounds. The lab’s goal is to develop large multimodal models and create new algorithms that enhance their capacities, reliability, and efficiency. By doing so, Kyutai hopes to contribute significantly to the development of AI technology.
Rodolphe Saadé, President and CEO of the CMA CGM Group, expressed his excitement about the new investment in AI: “I believe that this investment will enable young people to benefit from all the opportunities that this technology has to offer. Through Kyutai, researchers will have access to all the resources they need to create and invent solutions for tomorrow’s world.”
Xavier Niel, Chairman and Founder of the iliad Group also expressed his enthusiasm: “Europe has everything it needs to win the AI race. French researchers are among the best in the world. We have all the computing power required for this technology. And we have a hyper-dynamic AI ecosystem here in Paris. By creating an open research lab like Kyutai, we’re taking our efforts even further.”
Patrick Pérez, CEO of Kyutai added: “Our goal is to build an exceptional research team and tackle some of the biggest challenges facing modern AI today. We look forward to sharing our findings with the community soon.”