Breaking from Hong Kong (Reuters) – Here’s some hot-off-the-press news from the realm of tech: Alibaba (NYSE:BABA), the Chinese titan, is making waves with their latest gambit. Through its cloud computing arm, Alibaba Group set Thursday ablaze by rolling out a duo of open-sourced artificial intelligence (AI) models, gunning for a spot alongside Meta Platforms (NASDAQ:META).
Alibaba, firmly rooted in Hangzhou, dropped the bombshell in a press release that same Thursday. This powerhouse is about to fling open the doors to a pair of large language models (LLM), a strand of AI model, dubbed Qwen-7B and Qwen-7B-Chat.
Here’s the kicker: each one of these models is packing a hefty 7 billion parameters. If you’re in the know, you’ll understand that parameters are the yardstick we use to measure their muscle. Meta got the ball rolling last month when it showed off its open-sourced model, Llama 2, and now it seems Alibaba is hot on their heels!
Packed with that human touch and the power to engage, these models are set to rock the AI world. From idiomatic expressions to colloquial speech, expect to see AI communication taken to the next level. Alibaba’s move is sure to set the pace and keep the AI landscape exciting and unpredictable. Now, that’s what we call a tech revolution!