Chinese language tech large Alibaba has unveiled a ChatGPT rival and the flexibility to create customized LLMs (Giant Language Fashions) for patrons.
Alibaba’s ChatGPT rival known as Tongyi Qianwen and can be built-in throughout the corporate’s varied companies within the “close to future,” however it’s but to present a rollout timeline.
“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,” stated Daniel Zhang, Chairman and CEO of Alibaba Group and CEO of Alibaba Cloud Intelligence.
“As a number one world cloud computing service supplier, Alibaba Cloud is dedicated to creating computing and AI providers extra accessible and inclusive for enterprises and builders, enabling them to uncover extra insights, discover new enterprise fashions for progress, and create extra cutting-edge services for society.”
Tongyi Qianwen roughly interprets to “in search of a solution by asking a thousand questions” and can help each English and Chinese language languages.
Alibaba has said that the chatbot will first be added to DingTalk, its office messaging app. Tongyi Qianwen will be capable of carry out a number of duties at launch, together with taking notes in conferences, writing emails, and drafting enterprise proposals.
The chatbot can be built-in into Tmall Genie, much like Amazon’s line of Echo sensible audio system. That integration will give Alibaba a bonus over its Western counterparts akin to Google that are but to combine their very own equivalents into their sensible audio system.
Tongyi Qianwen is powered by an LLM that reportedly consists of ten trillion parameters, which is considerably greater than GPT-4 (estimated to include round one trillion parameters.)
The mannequin can be used as the muse for a brand new service by Alibaba that may see the corporate construct customized LLMs for patrons. The LLMs will use “clients’ proprietary intelligence and industrial know-how” to construct AI-infused apps with out creating a mannequin from scratch. A beta model of a Tongyi Qianwen API is already out there for Chinese language builders.
“Generative AI powered by giant language fashions is ushering in an unprecedented new part. On this newest AI period, we are able to create extra worth for our clients and broader communities by means of our resilient public cloud infrastructure and confirmed AI capabilities,” stated Jingren Zhou, CTO of Alibaba Cloud Intelligence.
“We’re witnessing a brand new paradigm of AI growth the place cloud and AI fashions play an important function. By making this paradigm extra inclusive, we hope to facilitate companies from all industries with their intelligence transformation and, in the end, assist enhance their enterprise productiveness and broaden their experience and capabilities whereas unlocking extra thrilling alternatives by means of improvements.”
Final month, a bunch of high-profile figures within the know-how business known as for the suspension of coaching highly effective AI methods. Twitter CEO Elon Musk and Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak have been amongst those that signed an open letter warning of potential dangers and stated the race to develop AI methods is uncontrolled.
A report by funding financial institution Goldman Sachs estimated that AI might change the equal of 300 million full-time jobs. An AI suppose tank, in the meantime, known as GPT-4 a risk to public safety.
Alibaba’s bulletins have been made at its Cloud Summit, which additionally featured the debut of three-month trials for its Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) and PolarDB providers. The corporate is providing a 50 p.c low cost for its storage-as-a-service providing if customers reserve capability in a particular area for a 12 months.
The corporate has not but revealed the price of utilizing Tongyi Qianwen.
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