Alibaba presents its rival for ChatGPT

Chinese tech giant Alibaba is developing its own artificial intelligence (AI) chat which will receive the name Tongyi Qianwen. In this way, it will be able to start competing with ChatGPT, Midjourney, the new Bing and others that have appeared since the end of 2022 and have already captivated tens of millions of users around the world. For now, the country that has advanced the most in this area is the United States, so companies in China are trying to enter the race; the first to launch its AI chat was Baidu, which goes by the name Ernie Bot.

Now, Alibaba has announced that it will soon launch its large language model and will integrate it into all the company’s businesses to improve the user experience. From their food businesses, video transmission, electronic commerce or travel agencies. However, they have not given many more details about when it will be released.

The translation of the name Tongyi Qianwen would mean “seek an answer by asking a thousand questions«.

In recent months, tech companies around the world have introduced their own generative AI chatbots. As Microsoft Copilotwhich uses AI to facilitate the use of its different tools and applications.

Alibaba shares a demo of Tongyi Qianwen

For now, the Chinese tech giant has shown a pre-recorded demo of how this natural language works within two apps: the Slack-like workplace chat, Dingtalk; and Tmall Genie, the intelligent voice assistant.

In dingtalk Tongyi Qianwen has been implemented to summarize the chat history. You’ll also be able to generate corporate culture slogans, write meeting minutes, and turn handwritten graphics into mini-applications.

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While its implementation in Tmall Genie will allow users to ask an AI chatbot, all have an AI model from Alibaba that will soon be able to be used as a chatbot. That is, so that users can ask questions and receive precise answers quickly.

Daniel Zhang, Chairman and CEO of Alibaba Group, explained: “We are at a technological watershed moment fueled by generative AI and cloud computing, and companies across industries have begun to embrace intelligence transformation to stay ahead.”. He added that “As the world’s leading provider of cloud computing services, Alibaba Cloud is committed to making computing and artificial intelligence services more accessible and inclusive for enterprises and developers, enabling them to discover more information, explore new business models to grow and create more cutting-edge products and services for the society.

China’s Internet watchdog has released a draft of laws it is preparing to regulate generative AI models. Among the new preliminary measures, AI service providers are required to register their algorithms with the Internet authority, verify user identities, and keep a record of their data input, such as AI notices.

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