SCBX, SCB 10X And SambaNova Enter Into Milestone Agreement To Expand AI Models; Typhoon Thai LLM Added To Samba-1

Posted by SambaNova Systems on July 10, 2024

Palo Alto, CA — July 10, 2024 – SambaNova Systems, the generative AI solutions company with the fastest models and most advanced chips, announces that "Typhoon”, a Thai Large Language Model (LLM) powered by SCBX and SCB 10X, has been introduced into the Samba-1 Composition of Experts (CoE) model.

Mr. Kasima Tharnpipitchai, Head of AI Strategy at SCB 10X, a subsidiary of SCBX Group, stated: "We are pleased that Typhoon is now a part of Samba-1, making it available to SambaNova’s customers around the world. The power and scalability of Samba-1 is now enhanced with Typhoon, a series of Thai Large Language Models (LLMs).”

Typhoon-1.5X has been recently launched, offering significant advancements in Thai NLP and AI. Available in 8B and 70B sizes, it is optimized for the Thai language and performs comparably to top models like ChatGPT and GPT-4. Built on Llama3, it features enhanced training and alignment techniques, including improved human alignment in instruct models.

Typhoon is now available in open beta, offering two models. The Pre-trained Model focuses on Thai language proficiency, covering vocabulary, context, cultural nuances, and global knowledge. This model is open source and freely available for download, promoting competitiveness in Thailand's AI industry. The Instruction-tuned Model builds on this foundation, enabling tasks such as translations, summaries, and question answering, and is accessible through an API service.

Mr. Kaweewut Temphuwapat, Head of R&D and Innovation Lab, SCBX noted: "Large language models have emerged as powerful tools, and Typhoon has the potential to truly lead the Thai AI landscape. It addresses the language gap in models primarily trained in English by overcoming resource limitations associated with the Thai language. By integrating Typhoon into Samba-1, we believe AI developers will have an enhanced experience, advancing AI innovations and strengthening Thailand's AI industry."

"Samba-1 offers the most advanced models from open source, which ensures that we always have access to the world's best and fastest AI models," said Rodrigo Liang, Co-Founder and CEO of SambaNova Systems. "The addition of Typhoon fits into this strategy; we're pleased to incorporate its capabilities into this world-leading model."

"AI developers across industries including banking and financial services, now have a new platform to accelerate their AI journey," said Marshall Choy, SVP Product, SambaNova Systems.  "The integration of Typhoon LLMs into the Samba-1 Composition of Experts delivers highest inference performance with less infrastructure and cost than ever before."

SambaNova's unique Composition of Experts architecture aggregates multiple expert models and improves performance and accuracy by selecting the best expert for each application. Typhoon runs optimally on SambaNova's SN40L chip with its 3-tier Dataflow memory architecture.

About Typhoon Thai LLM

"Typhoon" is a series of open source Large Language Models tailored for the Thai language, rivaling the capabilities of the GPT-3.5 and GPT-4 models in Thai contexts. Its effectiveness has been assessed against benchmarks derived from Thai language exams akin to high school standards and other standardized assessments in Thailand. "Typhoon" addresses the language gap prevalent in models predominantly trained in English, rectifying the scarcity of resources for the Thai language.

Interested developers can download the Typhoon models under open source licenses free of charge today. Find out more at

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About SCBX

SCBX is the mothership of the SCBX financial technology business group comprising 12 companies across three key sectors: Banking, Consumer and Digital Finance, and Platform and Technology, including Climate Technology. SCBX aims to become the most admired financial technology group in the region by driving strategic initiatives. The company operates with flexibility, exercises careful risk management, and possesses the capability and potential to compete equally with global competitors.

About SBX 10X

SCB 10X is a disruptive technology investment arm of SCBX Group and was established in January 2020 with a “Moonshot Mission” to achieve exponential growth through technology innovation and investment in disruptive technologies such as Web3 (Digital Asset, Blockchain, the Metaverse) and DeepTech (AI/Machine Learning). For more information, please visit

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