The Chinese multinational tech giant behind AliExpress, AlibabaGroup has announced its intention to develop its own Artificial Intelligence (AI) chatbot similar to OpenAI’s Chat GPT.
At the conference held by Alibaba, it was announced that the name for its future chatbot is Tongyi Qianwen.
Tongyi Qianwen, which loosely translates to “seeking an answer by asking a thousand questions” will become the company’s “flagship” to compete in Alibaba ChatGPT rivalry.
Alibaba’s chairman and chief executive Daniel Zhang mentions “We are at a technological watershed moment driven by generative AI and cloud computing.
Ten to 20 years from now, when we look back, we will realise we were all on the same starting line. Seizing these future opportunities is our common wish and requires a shared vision.”
The chairman’s statement shows that Alibaba will likely be in this game for the long term and this will mark the 4th tech giant to be competing in this market.
Before this, both Google and Microsoft have already started developing their magnum opus which are Bard and Bing respectively back in February to compete with the pioneer of natural language processing tool, OpenAI’s ChatGPT.
Tongyi Qianwen is reported to function in both Mandarin and English language modes and is planned to first be integrated into the Tmall Genie range of smart speakers; a Chinese market equivalent of Amazon Echo.
In the future, Alibaba expects Tongyi Qianwen to be further integrated into various applications in the scope of e-commerce and mapping services.
Alibaba Group introduces its AI named Tongyi Qianwen to compete with ChatGPT, Google Bard, and Microsoft Bing.
Tongyi Qianwen is targeted to be integrated with applications in the scope of e-commerce and mapping services and can be operated in both Mandarin and English.
As a bit of up-to-speed on what is chatgpt, it is a natural language processing tool driven by AI technology that allows users to have human-like interaction with “robots”.