Abu Dhabi: The Mohamed bin Zayed University of Artificial Intelligence (MBZUAI) and Core42, a subsidiary of technology holding group G42, have launched Jais Climate, the world’s first bilingual large language model (LLM) on climate. The new LLM seeks to inform, inspire, and drive awareness about climate change and sustainability.
Jais Climate is comprised of 1.4 million climate-related instructions to provide detailed information about the UAE’s environmental policies as well as the upcoming United Nations Climate Change Conference, COP28 UAE, which will convene in Dubai from November 30 to December 12.
Jais Climate was trained on ClimaInstruct, the largest instruction-based, bilingual dataset on climate and sustainability-related topics, prepared from various sources in English and Arabic.
Mr. Andrew Jackson, Executive Vice President and Chief AI Officer at Core42, commented that “Jais Climate is not just a technological milestone; it’s a testament to how innovation can drive meaningful change and societal progress. Our ambition is that by enabling accessibility to a vast corpus of verified climate data, Jais Climate will not only support research but also foster heightened awareness across communities, furthering more conscious behaviors towards our planet.”
The language model is built on Jais 13B, the highest-quality Arabic LLM co-developed by Core42, MBZUAI, and Cerebras Systems, as well as on the technology and lessons learned from Vicuna, an open-source, energy-efficient LLM launched in April 2023.
According to reports, Jais Climate will be available online until the end of COP28 in the UAE. The model will also be on display at MBZUAI’s stand at COP28, in the Greening Education Hub (Erth), Legacy from the Land of Zayed, that is organized by the Ministry of Education (MoE) in the UAE.