On Tuesday, Alibaba showcased new software that it intends to eventually roll out across all of its platforms as its response to the ChatGPT frenzy.
Tongyi Qianwen, a sizable language model that will be integrated into its Tmall Genie smart speakers and workplace messaging platform DingTalk, was unveiled by the Chinese tech giant. It was trained on enormous amounts of data to produce persuading answers to user questions.
According to the business, the technology will first be included into those two items before being eventually added to all Alibaba (BABA) platforms, from e-commerce to mapping services.
The new AI-powered service was introduced at a conference in Beijing by Group CEO Daniel Zhang, who is also in charge of Alibaba's cloud division. The company showed off how it will enable users to transcribe meeting notes, create business pitches, and recite children's stories.
Before making it available to more consumers, the company has made Tongyi Qianwen, which loosely translates as "seeking truth by asking a thousand questions," available to enterprise customers for testing.
Because of generative AI and cloud computing, Zhang claimed that we are in the midst of a technological turning point.
The technology that supports ChatGPT and other platforms is known as generative AI. With the service's recent surge in popularity and Chinese IT companies scrambling to build their own versions, some detractors have predicted that the trend will intensify the US-China rivalry in emerging technology.