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OpenAI’s ChatGPT Rival, Fudan University’s MOSS Platform Crashes after Launch

Fudan University designed the MOSS platform to provide a conversational AI experience

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Aditya Saikrishna
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CHINA: Fudan University in Shanghai, China, launched its new AI language model platform MOSS, aimed at providing a user experience similar to OpenAI’s ChatGPT. 

However, the platform encountered issues just hours after launch, leaving users unable to access its features. The MOSS platform team has apologized for the inconvenience caused and pledged to fix the issues.

MOSS crashes following its launch

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Designed by a team of researchers at Fudan University over several months, MOSS aims to provide a conversational AI experience that can understand and respond to natural language queries.

Unfortunately, users began reporting issues with the platform shortly after its launch, with some unable to access it and others reporting that the system was slow and unresponsive. 

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As more users tried to access the platform, the system became overloaded, resulting in a complete crash. The team at Fudan University admits that the system was not stress-tested adequately before launch, and the team had underestimated the demand for the platform.

The team explained that MOSS is still a very immature AI model. They added that it has a long way to go before reaching the capabilities of ChatGPT. The team added, “An academic research lab like us cannot produce a model whose ability nears ChatGPT.”

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MOSS’ crash underscores the challenges of developing and launching new AI platforms. AI models that rely heavily on natural language processing are more prone to crashes due to over-loading. 

While AI systems have the potential to revolutionize the way we interact with technology and machines, they also require ample data, testing, and improvement before they can be deployed.

The MOSS platform was designed to provide a user-friendly and intuitive system to converse with its users. However, as the team at Fudan University discovered, creating such a platform requires a significant investment of time and resources. 

The incident serves as a reminder that AI models must be adequately tested and refined before deployment. It highlights the importance of having the necessary computing resources and engineering expertise to handle the demands of significant traffic.

The MOSS incident may be an unfortunate setback for Fudan University, but it also provides a valuable lesson for other developers and organizations looking to create conversational AI platforms. 

With a suitable investment in data, testing, and engineering expertise, these platforms can provide a valuable service to their users. Still, the developers should be aware of the challenges of developing and launching them.

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