China’s Tencent, one of the world’s largest technology companies, has unveiled its new large language AI model Hunyuan, which, it claims, can understand and generate natural language across multiple domains and languages.
Tencent Holdings is a Chinese multinational conglomerate holding company founded in 1998. It is the world’s largest gaming company and one of the world’s most valuable technology companies.
Tencent is a global pioneer in innovative, digital-based technology solutions. It aims to provide platforms and services that connect everything. Through the company’s two principal business operations, social platforms and digital content, Tencent develops and delivers game-changing products such as social communication platforms Weixin/WeChat and QQ that connect people with services, foster closer relationships and create new business opportunities.
Hunyuan is a large language model that has more than 100 billion parameters and has been pre-trained with over 2 trillion tokens. It is a deep-learning algorithm, trained on mountains of raw data from the internet, that can be adapted to accomplish tasks in various AI applications.
- Tencent says Hunyuan can perform various natural language processing tasks, such as text summarization, question answering, dialogue generation, machine translation, and text style transfer, with high accuracy and fluency.
- Hunyuan is also capable of generating multimodal content, such as images, videos, and audio, from natural language inputs, thanks to its integration with Tencent’s computer vision and speech synthesis models.
- Hunyuan is instrumental in key industries like finance, public services, social media, e-commerce, transportation, games, and many more.
- Hunyuan is open for enterprise use and will provide APIs for developers to access its capabilities. The company also says it is committed to ensuring the ethical and responsible use of its AI model and will implement measures to prevent misuse and abuse.
Hunyuan vs ChatGPT
Tencent claims that Hunyuan outperforms OpenAI’s ChatGPT in composing long text with thousands of words and solving certain mathematical problems. It also states that Hunyuan is more capable than ChatGPT in terms of conversing in Chinese as well as English.
However, there has been no independent verification of these assertions.
Hunyuan is a significant development in the field of artificial intelligence and has the potential to be used in a wide variety of applications, such as customer service, education, and healthcare. Tencent’s commitment to ensuring the ethical and responsible use of this technology is important, as it will help to mitigate the risks of misuse and abuse.