Alibaba improves its AI to stay ahead of Microsoft and Amazon

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As US-based tech giants such as Microsoft and Amazon has begun to chase the seemingly unstoppable tidal wave of generic AI, Chinese company Alibaba also wants to get in on the action. The e-commerce giant is reportedly ready to release its own big language model that will compete with Microsoft and Amazon.

According to a report, Alibaba today released Tongyi Qianwen, a refined version of its large language model (LLM), now called Tongyi Qianwen 2.0. reuters monday. The model also reportedly has eight industry-specific variants that can be used in the entertainment, finance, legal, and healthcare sectors. Tongyi Qianwen 2.0 arrives six months after the first version was released april Think Amazon Alexa on the company’s smart speakers chatgpt-And after a month it was opened to the public September,

Alibaba called Tongyi Qianwen 2.0 a “substantial upgrade from its predecessor”, which “demonstrates remarkable abilities in understanding complex instructions, copywriting, reasoning, remembering, and preventing hallucinations”. Press release Tuesday cnbc reports The technology is Alibaba’s bid to compete with Microsoft and Amazon.

While OpenAI is the company behind the hugely popular ChatGPT LLM chatbot, Microsoft has invested billions of dollars in this venture, That relationship had a rocky start And In fact it may not be that profitable for MicrosoftBut it’s signaling to the industry that this whole AI thing might be worth investing in. Meanwhile, Amazon is also investing in AI, but instead Throwing money at an OpenAI competitor called Anthropic, Anthropic’s AI named Cloud is similar to ChatGPT in that it’s a text-based assistant, and Amazon’s investment is seeing Anthropic offer some range of cloud computing power through Amazon Web Services.

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