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Fastweb purchases a supercomputer from Nvidia with which to strengthen «its vocation as an enabler of the nation’s digital transformation and lay the foundations to permit the event of Artificial Intelligence providers by a sovereignty strategy
nationwide and sustainability”. This is what Walter Renna, CEO of Fastweb, said in the note announcing this investment which places the Swisscom-owned telco as a pacesetter at a national level.

Fastweb will therefore use the supercomputer and the Nvidia AI Enterprise suite for the development of the first Large Language Model (Llm) trained natively in the Italian language. A team of generative Artificial Intelligence experts within the company, which includes around 30 people but which will be expanded in the meantime, will work through deep learning systems to develop the LLM based on Italian language datasets . This national Llm will be able to function as a platform for the development, both by Fastweb and third parties, of a wide range of Generative Artificial Intelligence applications, capturing nuances of the Italian language, its grammar, context and cultural specificity national.

In this way the company aims to best position itself on the business offering front in a declining consumer market in the telecommunications sector in Italy. «With this strategic investment – ​​adds CEO Renna – Fastweb strengthens its vocation as an enabler of the country’s digital transformation and lays the foundations to allow the development of Artificial Intelligence services through an approach of national sovereignty and sustainability». The supercomputer, explains the Fastweb note, will be “put in at one of many newest technology Fastweb information facilities positioned in Lombardy, totally powered by renewable power”.

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