In addition to Tongyi Wanxiang, Alibaba Cloud unveiled ModelScopeGPT, a versatile framework designed to streamline complex AI tasks in language, vision, and speech.
Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba has introduced a new AI image generation model dubbed Tongyi Wanxiang. The tool aims to improve productivity and foster creativity in businesses nationwide. The new AI innovation was created and unveiled today by the company’s cloud services arm, Alibaba Cloud, at the World Conference on Artificial Intelligence held on July 7.
According to official announcement, the tool leverages generative AI technology to convert text prompts into visually captivating images. This innovative template supports a wide range of artistic styles, including watercolors, oil paintings, animations, and 3D cartoons. The newly launched AI technology is powered by Alibaba’s large proprietary Cloud Composer model, which enables the generation of photorealistic images from any text input.
Alibaba’s AI model responds to text prompts in two languages
As part of its initial release, Tongyi Wanxiang is currently available for beta testing exclusively for China-based companies. The new AI tool is expected to revolutionize several industries, including e-commerce, gaming, design and advertising, by enabling businesses to unleash their creativity and explore new avenues of artistic expression through AI. The latest innovation is designed to respond to queries in Chinese and English.
“With the release of Tongyi Wanxiang, high-quality generative AI imagery will become more accessible, facilitating the development of innovative artistic and creative expressions of AI for businesses across a wide range of industries, including e-commerce, games, design and advertising,” said Jingren Zhou, CTO of Alibaba Cloud Intelligence.
The company’s cloud subsidiary is at the forefront of developing state-of-the-art AI models to meet specific business needs. Ahead of Tongyi Wanxiang, the e-commerce giant successfully launched Tongyi Qianwen, another generative AI model that received an overwhelming response with over 300,000 beta test requests since its launch in April. Tongyi Qianwen enables businesses to leverage AI technology in various industries, such as fintech, electronics, transportation, fashion, and dairy.
As Alibaba continues to expand its suite of digital tools, the company has urged companies to seize the opportunities presented by AI technology. Daniel Zhang, Chairman and CEO of Alibaba Group and CEO of Alibaba Cloud Intelligence, stressed the importance of keeping pace with advancements in AI to avoid falling behind in the next generation.
Alibaba launches ModelScopeGPT to solve sophisticated AI tasks
In addition to Tongyi Wanxiang, Alibaba Cloud unveiled ModelScopeGPT, a versatile framework designed to streamline complex AI tasks in language, vision, and speech. The AI solution for sophisticated tasks is designed to leverage the company’s open-source technology community, ModelScope, as an interface to integrate various AI models, enabling more efficient and streamlined performance.
The company’s move into the AI imaging space reflects the growing interest and investment in generative AI technology among tech giants globally. OpenAI’s ChatGPT and Google’s AI chatbot Bard are just a few examples of the race to develop powerful generative AI models. With Tongyi Wanxiang, the company aims to address the specific needs of companies in the Chinese market as regulators have introduced regulations to govern deep synthesis technologies and manage generative AI product development.
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