Alibaba, the Chinese tech giant, has announced intentions to launch its own ChatGPT-style artificial intelligence (AI) platform named Tongyi Qianwen.
Tongyi Qianwen, a huge language model revealed by the Chinese internet giant, will be included in its Tmall Genie smart speakers and workplace chat platform DingTalk. It was trained on massive amounts of data to provide compelling responses to user prompts.
According to the company, the technology will first be integrated into those two products before being applied to all Alibaba (BABA) platforms, ranging from e-commerce to mapping services.
Its cloud computing unit says it will integrate the chatbot across all of Alibaba’s operations in the “near future,” although no timetable was provided.
Around the world, IT companies have debuted their own generative AI chatbots. Alibaba stated earlier this year that it was developing a competitor to ChatGPT.
Tongyi Qianwen translates roughly as “seeking an answer by asking a thousand questions,” yet Alibaba has not provided an English translation.
“We are at a technological tipping point driven by generative AI and cloud computing,” Alibaba’s chairman and CEO Daniel Zhang remarked at the introduction of Tongyi Qianwen.
Tongyi Qianwen Features
Tongyi Qianwen, which can work in both English and Chinese, will initially be introduced to DingTalk, Alibaba’s workplace messaging app. Tongyi Qianwen will execute a variety of duties like as converting meetings into written notes, generating emails, and drafting business proposals.
Alibaba said it will also be integrated into Tmall Genie, a smart speaker comparable to Amazon’s Alexa voice assistant. Since the introduction of ChatGPT by Microsoft-backed OpenAI, there has been a boom in interest in generative AI.
Generative AI may learn from past data to create material that is indistinguishable from human effort. ChatGPT can respond to inquiries in natural, human-like language and can replicate different writing styles by using the internet as a resource.
Microsoft has invested billions of dollars on the technology, which was introduced in February to its search engine Bing. The US software company also stated that it will include a ChatGPT version in its Office programs, which include Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook.
Alphabet’s Google and China’s Baidu have also disclosed their own AI algorithms and launched similar chatbots. China’s cyberspace authority presented draft regulations for supervising generative AI on Tuesday.