Alibaba has become the latest Chinese tech giant to launch its own ChatGPT-like artificial intelligence model.
Tongyi Qianwen, which translates to “the truth in a thousand questions,” will be added to the company’s existing apps, including workplace messaging and voice assistants.
like OpenAI’s GPT technologyadded to the site Bing from Microsoft For travel planner Expedia, the chatbot will also be available to customers for use in their own products and services.
A video demo shows it wrapping up meetings, composing emails and offering shopping tips.
Zhang Yong, Alibaba’s chief executive, said this “will bring about huge changes in the way we produce, work and live”.
It follows the debut of a similar technology From Chinese search giant Baidu last monthwhich has been shown to understand various languages, answer questions, perform mathematical calculations and generate images.
All these versions – including google bard – Known as large language models, they are trained on large amounts of text data to generate answers, summarize information, and engage in realistic conversations.
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The success of OpenAI’s GPT model, recently upgraded The desire to improve the ability of chatbots to understand and complete tasks has sparked a worldwide AI arms race.
exist China Alibaba and Baidu’s offerings alone rival similar offerings from companies such as media giant Tencent, gaming company NetEase, e-commerce platforms, universities, and dedicated artificial intelligence companies.
The Chinese government has released draft rules outlining how such generative AI services should be regulated, in particular that they should adhere to “core socialist values.”
That suggests the technology will have to abide by the same strict restrictions as the rest of China’s internet.
They should also protect user data or risk criminal investigation and fines, according to draft rules published by the National Cyberspace Administration.
Analyst Charlie Chai said the rules could slow artificial intelligence space “in exchange for a more orderly and socially responsible deployment of technology”.
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it appears in Elon Musk Join a group of AI experts Call for a moratorium on the training of generative AI.
Their letter, published by the Future of Life Institute and signed by more than 1,000 people, warns that “AI systems with human-competing intelligence could pose profound risks to society and humanity”.
March, Italy be the first country Ban ChatGPT outright And the country’s data protection authority is investigating its collection of user information.
Italian authorities said the bot – which has more than 100 million monthly users – would be blocked pending an investigation into alleged violations of its data collection rules and failure to check the age of its users.
Europol, the European Union’s law enforcement agency, also warned that ChatGPT could be exploited by criminals to spread disinformation.
Elsewhere, schools in New York and universities in Japan have also restricted ChatGPT out of fear that students will use it to write assignments for them.