JD.com Joins Alibaba, Baidu and Tencent in Launching ChatGPT-style Generative AI Projects


Nasdaq-listed e-commerce giant JD.com has joined fellow Chinese Internet giants Alibaba, Baidu and Tencent in launching its own ChatGPT-style large language model (LLM) generative AI project.

On 8 April He Xiaodong (何晓冬), Vice President at JD.com, announced at the AI Big Model Technology Summit (人工智能大模型技术高峰论坛) that JD.com will release its own next-generation LLM program this year called “ChatJD”. According to He, ChatJD will be positioned as “an industry version of ChatGPT.”

JD.com joins the ranks of other Chinese internet giants in launching its own LLM generative AI project.

On 16 March, Baidu released an LLM generative AI product called Wenxin Yiyan (文心一言), while on 30 March Tencent’s Senior Executive Vice President Tang Daosheng (汤道生) announced that Tencent is also in the process of developing a ChatGPT-like chatbot.

On 7 April Alibaba Cloud announced that it had already commenced user testing of its own independently developed LLM project, Tongyi Qianwen(通义千问).

According to He Xiaodong, the biggest innovation of LLM generative AI programs like ChatGPT lies in their text generation capabilities.

“ChatGPT can gradually clarify the user’s intention through interactive dialogue, especially for certain more complex intentions. It can help users explain their demands through several rounds of human-machine interaction, and it can fully understand the user’s intention and provide a corresponding response.

“Coupled with ChatGPT’s high level of completeness in terms of text generation, the experience has reached a remarkable level. It has achieved a human level of performance in various professional and academic exams, with more comprehensive logical analytical ability, more orderly response, more accurate understanding, as well as image recognition capability.”