© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: 3D printed clouds and figurines are seen in front of the Alibaba Cloud service logo in this illustration taken February 8, 2022. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration/File Photo
HONG KONG (Reuters) – Chinese tech giant Alibaba (NYSE:) Group’s cloud computing unit released two open-sourced artificial intelligence (AI) models on Thursday in a bid to take on Meta Platforms (NASDAQ:).
The Hangzhou-based company said it will open-source two large language models (LLM), a type of AI model, named Qwen-7B and Qwen-7B-Chat on Thursday in a press release.
Each model has 7 billion parameters, which is often used to measure the strength. This comes after Meta unveiled a similar open-sourced model named Llama 2 last month.