The section dedicated to computing in the cloud (‘cloud’) of Alibaba has today presented a model of generative artificial intelligence. In this way, it becomes the last company in the Asian country to launch an alternative to the American ChatGPT.
The model, called Tongyi Qianwen (in Mandarin, something like “the truth, from a thousand questions”), will be available to enterprise customers and developers, and will be integrated into applications in Alibaba’s digital ecosystem, with pilot testing on DingTalk – the Chinese equivalent. to Microsoft Teams or Slack- and in its voice assistant Tmall Genie, similar to Amazon’s Alexa.
With answers in English and Chinese
This Artificial Intelligence (AI) “can respond to text requests in both English and Chinese” and serve to “help corporate users carry out tasks from drafting business proposals to correcting reports,” explained the group in a note published on its corporate news portal.
With this, the Asian company joins other technologies from the Asian country such as the ‘Chinese Google’ Baidu, which presented its rival for ChatGPT, ERNIE Bot, in March, or SenseTime, which yesterday unveiled its ‘chatbot’, called SenseChat .
“We are at a decisive moment for technology, driven by generative AI and cloud computing, and businesses in all sectors have begun to adopt intelligent transformation to stay ahead,” said the CEO of the Group on Tuesday. , Daniel Zhang. Shortly before 3:00 p.m. local time (07:00 GMT), Alibaba’s shares on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange appreciated 0.87%.
Although ChatGPT -developed by the American OpenAI and supported by Microsoft- is not available in China, in recent weeks this type of ‘chatbots’ have aroused great interest in the Asian country, to the point that the official press has already announced a possible “bubble” in the market due to “excessive enthusiasm” about this technology.
Chinese artificial intelligence will have socialist values
Just today, the Chinese internet regulator has published a draft of a regulation that will regulate the artificial intelligence sector, which will require that the content created by ‘chatbots’ and other generative models “reflect fundamental socialist values” and not ” undermine national unity”, “subvert state power” or “incite to divide the country”. The commotion around ChatGPT in China has also given rise to questions about the application of this type of technology in the Asian country due to the strong censorship imposed by the authorities.
In March, the US newspaper The Wall Street Journal published an article claiming to have tested several of the Chinese conversational AIs and publishing a transcript of a conversation with one of them, asking if Chinese President Xi Jinping was a good leader, receiving the response: “The question has not passed a security review. An answer could not be generated for you.” To the question of “why?”, the AI simply replied: “Let’s change the subject and talk about something else”