Alibaba tests ChatGPT-style tool as AI buzz intensifies

Alibaba Group, on Wednesday said it is developing a ChatGPT-style tool that is currently in internal testing, joining a race by tech companies globally to show they are up to speed on generative artificial intelligence (AI) developments

The Chinese e-commerce group's statement came after the 21st Century Herald newspaper reported that Alibaba is developing a ChatGPT-like dialogue robot which is currently open to employees for testing

When asked about the newspaper report, which also said that Alibaba might combine the technology with the group’s communication app DingTalk, Alibaba declined to comment

The company said it had been focused on large language models and generative AI for a number of years

Large language models are natural language processing systems which are trained on massive volumes of text, and are capable of answering and comprehending questions as well as generating new text

Alibaba's U


-listed shares rose 3

2% premarket after the news

Shares in a number of other Chinese AI technology companies have soared in the past few days due to investor excitement over Open

Ai's ChatGPT, which can generate articles, essays and jokes in response to prompts and has been rated the fastest-growing consumer app in history

Shares in Chinese search engine giant Baidu jumped by 15% on Tuesday after it said it planned to complete testing of its "Ernie bot" in March

Google owner Alphabet Inc is also planning its own chatbot service and said it will use more artificial intelligence for its search engine

Microsoft, which owns Open

AI, plans to tie ChatGPT in with its search engine Bing

On Wednesday, another Chinese tech group JD

com, said it was looking to integrate some methods and technology similar to ChatGPT's into some of its products, such as its e-commerce platform's customer service

A source familiar with NetEase, told Reuters that the Chinese gaming company plans to deploy similar large language models technology to serve its education business

Date:10-Feb-2023 Reference:View Original Link