(Yicai Global) Feb. 9 -- Chinese internet giant Alibaba Group Holding has revealed that its research institute Damo Academy is developing a ChatGPT-like bot, and is currently in the internal testing stage, The Paper reported yesterday.
The chatbot will be deeply integrated with Alibaba’s office instant messenger DingTalk. User tests have shown that with an open application programming interface, DingTalk can access many more kinds of bots besides OpenAI’s ChatGPT, including even those developed by users.
ChatGPT is an application that allows users to automatically write essays or pass tests. The tool is built on a large language model, trained on vast troves of online data to generate persuasive responses to user prompts.
Alibaba’s shares [HKG: 9988] rose 4 percent to close at HKD107.60 (USD13.71) each in Hong Kong today, after its New York-listed stock [NYSE: BABA] fell 0.4 percent yesterday.
Damo Academy last month released its forecast for the top 10 tech trends in 2023. This included multi-modular pre-training models and generative artificial intelligence.
Multi-modular pre-training models will become the artificial intelligence infrastructure as they combine various data types, including image, text, speech, and numerical data, to understand the world, the academy said.
And generative AI will enter a phase during which applications will see explosive growth, which will greatly promote the production and creation of digital content.
Editor: Peter Thomas