By Anissa Gardizy
November 7, 2023
Amazon is developing new conversational AI software as it seeks to catch up to OpenAI and Microsoft in selling such software to corporate customers, according to a person with direct knowledge. Amazon’s new large language model, codenamed Olympus, may also power new features in its online retail store, Alexa voice assistant on devices such as the Echo, and its Amazon Web Services unit, this person said.
Olympus, which AWS could announce as soon as December, is expected to perform better than Titan, another group of Greek-named LLMs that AWS is currently selling to cloud customers, this person said. Late last year, AWS delayed the launch of Titan because it paled in comparison to the LLM technology behind OpenAI’s ChatGPT, The Information previously reported.