JTS, KT Kick Off Development of Thailand’s Most Advanced Gen AI Platform

Jasmine Technology Solution Public Company Limited (JTS), a pioneer in technology solution innovation, has partnered with KT Telecom, South Korea’s leading telecommunications company, to announce the initiation of a collaborative project to develop an advanced Large Language Model (LLM) in Thai on the Generative AI platform. This marks the beginning of a new era in the development of artificial intelligence technology in Thailand.

The collaboration emerged following a meeting between JTS and KT at the Mobile World Congress 2024 in Barcelona, Spain. The two parties agreed to leverage their existing resources and expertise to jointly create an innovative LLM with 80 billion parameters, a first for Thailand. This initiative draws upon KT’s success in developing the Korea LLM, Mi:dm, with 210 billion parameters in 2019. Thus, this collaborative project between two leaders in technology innovation represents a significant step towards technological innovation and Thailand’s digital transformation.

JTS plans to launch the Thai LLM in the fourth quarter of 2024. The platform will offer Generative AI services from business to business (B2B), facilitating corporate clients to integrate Generative AI into their existing products and services for both internal and external organizational use. Beyond the Thai LLM, JTS also plans to unveil a range of business-to-consumer (B2C) services, with more information to be disclosed at an appropriate future date.

The development of the Thai LLM also includes a partnership with Upstage, a leading LLM developer in Korea, to underscore confidence in the project’s success and uphold international excellence standards. The significant investment by JTS, valued at approximately 1 billion baht, aims to cultivate a sovereign AI strategy in Thailand and establish a leadership position in Generative AI technology in Southeast Asia.