[News] Alibaba to Open Source China’s Largest AI Model

2023-11-09 Consumer Electronics TrendForce

According to IThome’ report, Alibaba Group CEO Eddie Wu, speaking at the 2023 World Internet Conference Wuzhen Summit today, announced that Alibaba is gearing up to open-source a massive model with 72 billion parameters. This model is set to become the largest-scale open-source model in China.

Wu expressed that with AI becoming a crucial breakthrough in China’s digital economy innovation, Alibaba aims to evolve into an open technology platform. The goal is to provide foundational infrastructure for AI innovation and transformation across various industries.

It’s reported that Alibaba has, up to this point, open-sourced Tongyi Qianwen’s Qwen-14B model with 14 billion parameters and the Qwen-7B model with 7 billion parameters.

According to guandian’s report, Eddie Wu mentioned at the 2023 World Internet Conference Wuzhen Summit that AI technology will fundamentally transform the ways knowledge iteration and social collaboration occur, creating a profound impact on productivity, production relationships, the digital world, and the physical world.

He emphasized that society is currently at a turning point from traditional computing to AI computing, with AI eventually taking over all computing resources. The dual drive of AI and cloud computing is the underlying capability that Alibaba Cloud relies on to provide services for the future AI infrastructure.

In addition, on October 31st, Alibaba Cloud announced the release of the large-scale model Tongyi Qianwen 2.0 at the Apsara Conference. On the same day, the Tongyi Qianwen app was officially launched on major mobile application markets. Compared to the 1.0 version released in April, Tongyi Qianwen 2.0 has shown improvements in capabilities such as complex instruction understanding, literary creation, general mathematics, knowledge retention, and illusion resistance.

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