Scientists from the INSAIT Institute at the Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski” put their names to the creators of the model behind ChatGPT, published at the same conference
Seven scientific achievements with the participation of scientists from the INSAIT Institute at the Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski” were accepted at the most prestigious world forum for artificial intelligence – NeurIPS. The conference is in first place in the field of artificial intelligence and is ranked in the top 10 scientific conferences in the world among all fields with a hirsch-5 index of 309. The authority of the forum is also indicated by the fact that in 2017 the model was published here, over which is building ChatGPT, 5 years before the app itself took the world by storm. This was announced by the Ministry of Education and Science.
Publications in top scientific conferences such as NeurIPS are of strategic importance to the US, China and other leading countries in the development and implementation of artificial intelligence. In the history of NeurIPS (the conference for neural information processing systems), since its creation in 1987, until now there has been no participation of a Bulgarian institution.
Dr. Nikola Konstantinov from INSAIT is the supervisor of two of the seven accepted articles. They present new algorithms for sharing data to create better and more reliable AI models. The methods developed connect different areas of science such as machine learning and game theory, popularized by the feature film A Beautiful Mind, dedicated to Nobel laureate John Nash. In one of these articles Prof. Martin Vechev, architect of INSAIT and Georgi Pashaliev, a 12th grade student from the Sofia Mathematical High School also participate.
INSAIT PhD student Anton Alexandrov also recorded his name among scientists with an approved report at the prestigious conference. The paper presents a new method for creating multilingual databases used for training artificial intelligence. The remaining four publications feature Prof. Luc Van Gool, one of the world’s leading scientists and pioneer in artificial intelligence, who joined INSAIT in 2022. They are in the fields of 3D diffusion models, computer vision, deep neural networks, and others.
The INSAIT Institute at the Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski” has the strategic goal of turning Bulgaria into a leading center for research and innovation in the field of informatics and artificial intelligence. Just a month ago, the institute became part of ELLIS – the leading European initiative for artificial intelligence. With this, Bulgaria became the first country in Eastern Europe to join the network, where Oxford, Cambridge, Max-Planck and others are members.