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Alibaba Rolls Out Tongyi Tingwu: China’s AI Race Heats Up

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Alibaba Introduces ChatGPT-Style Technology Amid China’s AI Race

Alibaba has initiated the deployment of its ChatGPT-style technology as Chinese tech giants compete in the country’s artificial intelligence race. ChatGPT, developed by OpenAI, has gained significant popularity and generated immense interest in generative AI.

Tongyi Qianwen: Alibaba’s Large Language Model

Last month, Alibaba unveiled Tongyi Qianwen, its own large language model, which is trained on extensive data for content recognition and generation.

Integration into Tingwu: Alibaba’s Digital Assistant

Alibaba’s cloud computing division, leading the AI charge, announced the integration of Tongyi Qianwen into a digital assistant called Tingwu. This AI-powered assistant will analyze multimedia content and generate text summaries from video and audio files.

Public Testing and DingTalk Integration

Tongyi Tingwu, now available for public testing, will first be integrated into DingTalk, Alibaba’s business-focused messaging service. It aims to enhance comprehension and sharing of multimedia content using the large language model.

Future Features and Collaboration with Cloud Customers

Alibaba plans to introduce additional features for Tongyi Tingwu, including real-time translation between English and Chinese for multimedia content. The company also intends to collaborate with corporate cloud customers to develop tailored AI products based on the Tongyi Qianwen model.

Chinese Tech Giants Cautiously Embrace AI

Amid Beijing’s internet controls and regulations, Chinese tech giants like Alibaba, Tencent, and Baidu tread carefully with AI developments. They focus on specific areas rather than launching direct competitors to ChatGPT, aiming to comply with regulations while leveraging AI capabilities to drive business growth.


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