Alibaba unveils Tongyi Qianwen, an AI mannequin just like GPT By Reuters

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By Josh Horwitz

SHANGHAI (Reuters) – Alibaba (NYSE:) Group Holding Ltd on Tuesday unveiled Tongyi Qianwen, an AI giant language mannequin just like GPT that it plans to combine into the entire firm’s enterprise functions within the close to future.

It’ll first be built-in into DingTalk, Alibaba’s office messaging app and can be utilized to summarise assembly notes, write emails and draft enterprise proposals. It’ll even be added to Tmall Genie, Alibaba’s voice assistant. 

“We’re at a technological watershed second pushed by generative AI and cloud computing, and companies throughout all sectors have began to embrace intelligence transformation to remain forward of the sport,” CEO Daniel Zhang mentioned in an announcement.

Shares in Alibaba rose 3% in morning commerce.

Alibaba Cloud plans to open Tongyi Qianwen to its purchasers to allow them to construct their very own personalized giant language fashions.

World curiosity in generative AI, which learns easy methods to take actions from previous information to create new content material, has surged because the launch of chatbot sensation ChatGPT by Microsoft-backed OpenAI late final 12 months.

Others together with Alphabet (NASDAQ:) Inc’s Google and Baidu Inc (NASDAQ:) have since promoted their AI fashions and launched comparable chatbots.

Tongyi Qianwen relies on Tongyi, Alibaba’s proprietary pre-trained mannequin framework that unifies numerous AI fashions.