Alibaba has launched its long-awaited ChatGPT rival, “Tongyi Qianwen,” for enterprise testing. The launch is not open to the general public but is restricted to a few eligible enterprises. Currently, the company is extending invitations to enterprise users only to participate in experience testing. Interested users can submit their applications via the official website, and those who meet the eligibility criteria will be considered for participation.
“Tongyi Qianwen” is a highly advanced AI model designed to understand and respond to human commands. It serves as an efficient assistant and can even generate ideas. The model is being developed by Alibaba’s advanced research institute, the DAMO Academy. For many years, Alibaba DAMO Academy has been involved in cutting-edge scientific research fields such as natural language processing (NLP) and has been developing large models since 2019.
Alibaba plans to integrate its AI large-scale model technology with the DingTalk productivity tools. Alibaba’s large-scale model is scheduled to be launched on April 11 at the 2023 Alibaba Cloud Summit, along with several industry-specific application models that will follow. Additionally, it has been reported that the company is set to release a large model, which could be comparable to ChatGPT 2.5, in the second half of this year.
Alibaba DAMO Academy is the research and development arm of Alibaba Group, one of the world’s largest e-commerce companies. The academy was founded in 2017 and focuses on cutting-edge research in areas such as machine learning, artificial intelligence, natural language processing, and quantum computing. The academy has several research centers located in China, the United States, Israel, Singapore, Russia, and other countries.
The goal of the academy is to use its research to support Alibaba’s businesses and to make significant contributions to the academic and scientific communities. The academy has partnerships with leading universities and research institutions around the world and collaborates with top researchers in various fields.