Chatbot Technology Turns Arabic: Astra Tech and Mbzuai Launch Arabic Language Chatgpt, Powered by Artificial Intelligence
Last Updated on November 9, 2023 by Ameer Hamza
What if you could converse with a chatbot in Arabic as effortlessly as you could with a human? So, is there an Arabic version of ChatGPT? Yes, there is, and it’s poised to change the game entirely. Due to the groundbreaking collaboration between Astra Tech and MBZUAI, that’s now a reality. They’ve launched the first-ever Arabic Language ChatGPT, taking chatbot technology to new heights.
Natural language processing and artificial intelligence have long been the driving forces behind chatbot technology, enabling machines to interpret human language and respond in real-time. Until now, the absence of an Arabic version of ChatGPT has left a significant gap in the market for Arabic speakers. Astra Tech and MBZUAI have filled that gap by integrating ChatGPT into the BOTIM app. BOTIM’s Arabic Chat GPT is equipped with various features that cater to its users’ needs, including but not limited to international money transfers, bill payments, and e-commerce capabilities.
From Money Transfers to Healthcare: BOTIM Arabic ChatGPT Expands to Offer More Services
BOTIM is continuously developing its Arabic chatbot technology to provide more convenience for its users. The platform will offer additional services, such as BOTIM stores and healthcare services, in the coming months. This expansion will create a one-stop shop for region users, streamlining their daily lives. The launch of Arabic ChatGPT is a significant achievement, leveraging MBZUAI’s Arabic language modeling specialists to provide this revolutionary technology. As Astra Tech develops the Ultra app, the Arabic ChatGPT service will play a critical role in enhancing its capabilities, with select users among the first to benefit from this advanced language processing tool,
challenges of Arabic ChatGPT: Overcoming Inflection and Dialects
Experts are facing a significant challenge in developing Arabic ChatGPT due to the language’s intricate inflection system, which influences nouns, verbs, and adjectives. Inflection involves modifying the word’s form, usually by changing its ending, to alter grammatical aspects like tense, gender, number, and case. Additionally, the various Arabic dialects, which differ in syntax and phonetics despite sharing a common root language and writing system, pose another obstacle. AI specialists assert that creating a precise Arabic ChatGPT demands developers and researchers with advanced linguistic knowledge who can accurately analyze and classify each text entry’s relevant features. Otherwise, the results may be faulty or incomplete.
Major Tech Companies Roll Out Chatbot Features
As conversational AI grows, Dubai’s DEWA and Snap Inc. join the ChatGPT revolution. DEWA will be the first utility provider worldwide to use this innovative technology, which will be provided through its subsidiary, Moro Hub. This move aims to improve the customer experience by providing personalized assistance around the clock. Meanwhile, Snap Inc. has released an AI-enabled chatbot powered by OpenAI’s GPT technology, following in the footsteps of other major tech companies.