Alibaba Starts Rollout of its ChatGPT-style Technology

Alibaba recently started rolling out its ChatGPT-style technology as Chinese companies look to take an edge in the artificial intelligence space.

Last month, Alibaba revealed its large language model as Tongyi Qianwen — a system that is trained on massive amounts of data to recognize and create content.

Alibaba’s cloud computing division is leading the AI charge for the company. It said that Tongyi Qianwen will be integrated into a digital assistant, Tingwu.

Tongyi Tingwu is an AI-powered assistant that can analyze multimedia content and create a text summary from video and audio files.

Tongyi Tingwu will be integrated first into a business-focused messaging service called DingTalk.

Jingren Zhou, CTO of Alibaba Cloud Intelligence, said, “We live at a time when a growing amount of video and audio content is being consumed in various formats every day. In line with this, Tongyi Tingwu aims to use the large language model to facilitate faster and better comprehension and easier sharing of multimedia content.”

Alibaba said, “The Company will release further features for Tongyi Tingwu later this year, including real-time translation between English and Chinese for multimedia content. The service will be a plugin for Google’s Chrome web browser.”

An Alibaba spokesperson said, “The Company will work with corporate cloud customers to build tailored AI products based on the Tongyi Qianwen large language model.”

The rollout of Alibaba’s latest offering is coming when Chinese tech companies are talking about their AI capabilities.

In March, Baidu unveiled its ChatGPT competitor ‘Ernie Bot’, but the company is waiting for official regulatory approval for its public release. Baidu also plans to roll out its Chat-GPT style technology across its products.