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Ant Group Confirms Reports about Its Own AI Large-Language Model

Reports in Chinese media about an Ant Group LLM for AI have been confirmed by the company, however, without any additional details. Alibaba affiliate company Ant Group is working on its own large-language model (LLM) to join the AI race. Ant Group confirmed stories reported by Chinese publications about an in-house LLM named Zhenyi. Since artificial intelligence became popular, most tech giants and other industry behemoths have been hustling for a seat at the table. In the last three...

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Alibaba Announces Co-Founder Eddie Wu Set to Replace Daniel Zhang as CEO

According to Alibaba, Eddie Wu will take over from Daniel Zhang as CEO, to allow Zhang focus on the company’s Cloud intelligence business. Chinese multinational tech company Alibaba Group Holding Limited (HKG: 9988) has announced that co-founder Eddie Wu will take over the CEO position from Daniel Zhang. The company made the surprise announcement, intended to allow Zhang to concentrate on Alibaba Cloud. In an internal memo sent to staff, current CEO Zhang touched on the need to focus...

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Alibaba Rolls Out Its AI ChatGPT Rival Tongyi Qianwen for Public Testing

Public testing of Alibaba’s Tongyi Qianwen is now underway in China as the company hopes to finetune the AI and fully release it later. Alibaba has started rolling out Tongyi Qianwen, an artificial intelligence model application that will rival OpenAI’s ChatGPT. Tongyi Qianwen is a large language model (LLM) Alibaba intends to integrate with a digital assistant named Tongyi Tingwu. According to Alibaba, Tongyi Tingwu is an AI assistant offering users a wide range of services, including...

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Baidu Launches $145 Million VC Fund to Back AI Startups

Chinese multinational tech company Baidu is launching a well-heeled fund to support AI development and growth.  Baidu (NASDAQ: BIDU) appears set to launch a 1-billion yuan ($145 million) venture capital artificial intelligence (AI) fund to support AI startups. Today, the Chinese tech giant announced its AI fund intentions alongside other related initiatives. In addition to supporting platforms focused on artificial intelligence-generated content, Baidu also plans to launch a contest...

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Alibaba Cloud to Downsize Headcount by 7%, with Layoff Signaling Beginning of Its Spinoff Process 

Alibaba Cloud has emerged as an early IPO candidate and will reportedly pursue a 7% staff layoff amid its ‘streamlined’ restructuring.  The cloud arm of Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group (NASDAQ: BABA) has begun a layoff set to affect 7% of its total workforce. Sources describe the downsizing as part of broader measures to prepare Alibaba’s cloud division for a spinoff. Furthermore, sources add that the new standalone company would ultimately pursue an initial public offering (IPO)....

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Tencent Q1 2023 Earnings Statement Rides High on Increased Payment Volumes, Ad Sales, Gaming

Chinese tech giant Tencent saw its Q1 2023 revenue jump 11% YoY to $21.4 billion amid relaxed industrial regulations.  Tencent Holdings posted its Q1 2023 results, reflecting the company’s fastest jump in quarterly revenue in over a year. The latest quarterly figures also mark a resounding rebound for the Chinese tech giant following a series of underwhelmingly flat quarters. For Q1 2023, Tencent posted an 11% year-over-year revenue jump to 150 billion Chinese yuan ($21.4 billion) compared...

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Alibaba Slashes Cloud Prices by Half to Foster Growth Ahead of Possible IPO

Chinese tech giant Alibaba will cut the prices of its cloud services by up to 50% starting today as it hopes to grow the sector. Alibaba Group (NYSE: BABA) recently announced cutting its cloud prices by 50% to spur business growth. The Chinese tech giant seeks to carve out a bigger share of its local cloud market amid increasing competition. By drastically reducing the prices of cloud-based products and services, Alibaba hopes to better compete with the likes of Tencent. Reports state the...

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Chinese Regulators Publish Guidelines for Development of ChatGPT-Like AI Products

Just like blockchain technology, the emergence of AI is relatively new and the laws governing such innovations are notably limited. Chinese regulators, particularly the Cyberspace Administration of China (CAC) have floated a new set of guidelines that will oversee the development of ChatGPT-like Artificial Intelligence (AI) products from its homegrown companies. As reported by CNBC, the new guidelines will seek to promote the tenets of socialism across the board. The growth of Large...

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Alibaba to Roll Out ChatGPT Rival Soon with English & Chinese Language Capabilities

E-commerce giant Alibaba is close to rolling out the beta version of its ChatGPT rival, Tongyi Qianwen, for Chinese enterprise customers.  Alibaba (NYSE: BABA) appears set to roll out its ChatGPT rival product Tongyi Qianwen as the race for AI dominance heats up. At Tuesday’s Alibaba Cloud Summit, the Chinese e-commerce giant revealed the ChatGPT-style product, touching on its functionality. According to Alibaba, Tongyi Qianwen will allow English and Chinese language interactions....

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Alibaba Cloud Set to Launch ChatGPT Rival Called Tongyi Qianwen

In the push to launch its own version of ChatGPT, Alibaba Cloud will need to take in account the impact of regulations in China and the influence of competitors. Alibaba Cloud, one of the major subsidiaries of Chinese multinational tech giant Alibaba Group Holdings Ltd (HKG: 9988), is reportedly set to launch its own ChatGPT rival in what has become a major frenzy in today’s tech world. As reported by Bloomberg, Alibaba Cloud has been sending invitation codes to some of its corporate...

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