Kyutai, a non-profit laboratory dedicated to open research in artificial intelligence (AI), has been founded by the iliad Group, the CMA CGM Group and Schmidt Futures. Each of these organizations has contributed $110 million to fund the lab, forming a strong partnership based on a shared commitment to the project.
Kyutai’s objective is to tackle the main challenges of modern AI by developing large multimodal models and inventing new algorithms to enhance their capacities, reliability, and efficiency. The lab has already assembled a team of researchers with academic and business backgrounds.
“Through this new investment in artificial intelligence, I would like the younger generation to benefit from all the opportunities that this technology has to offer,” said Rodolphe Saadé, President and CEO of the CMA CGM Group. “Thanks to Kyutai, researchers will have all the resources they need to create and invent the world of tomorrow.”
Xavier Niel, Chairman and Founder of the iliad Group, commented that “Europe’s got everything it takes to win the AI race.” French researchers are known as being among the best in the world. We have all the computing power that’s needed. And we have a hyper-dynamic AI ecosystem. By creating an AI open research lab here in Paris, we’re stepping up the pace even further.”
Patrick Pérez, CEO of Kyutai added “To achieve our ambitions, we’re building an exceptional research team and immersing ourselves in the major challenges of modern AI. We’re looking forward to sharing with