Regarding the big model frenzy triggered by ChatGPT, Pony Ma once revealed his thoughts during the financial report meeting in May this year: ‘Initially, we thought it was a rare opportunity in a decade for the internet industry. However, the more we think about it, the more we realize that it is an unprecedented opportunity that occurs only once every few hundred years, similar to the industrial revolution brought by electricity invention. Therefore, we consider AI to be extremely important.’
Tencent‘s self-developed ‘Tencent Hunyuan AI Large Model‘ has entered the internal testing phase. Several Tencent employees have reported receiving internal emails inviting them to experience the Tencent Hunyuan AI Large Model through webpages or mini-programs. Multiple Tencent business units have also integrated the Tencent Hunyuan AI Large Model for testing.
In terms of specific features, in addition to the more common chat conversations, Tencent Hunyuan AI Large Model has set up a section called ‘Inspiration Discovery’, focusing on content creation. According to the guidelines, employees can use AI to generate copywriting for promoting products on Xiaohongshu (a social media platform), short video scripts, community marketing copywriting, and WeChat Moments posts. It also supports different styles of ‘drawing’ modes such as cyberpunk style, pixel illustration style, mosaic style, etc.
In addition, as a general-purpose large model, Tencent Hunyuan AI Large Model also encompasses diverse scenarios, such as: in the ‘work’ scenario, employees can write emails, interview outlines, PPT outlines, research questionnaires, etc.; in the ‘programming’ scenario, employees can experience domain name recommendations, code generation and interpretation, SQL statement generation, etc.; in the ‘life’ scenario, employees can create travel plans or fitness programs or food guides.
In addition to supporting text input, Tencent Hunyuan AI Large Model can also be used with voice input. ‘The results are good and it is relatively smooth to use,’ said several employees who participated in the internal testing.
As a technology company with powerful products and a huge user base in the social and content fields, Tencent has competitive advantages in application scenarios, cloud computing infrastructure, and other dimensions. It has previously launched trillion-scale Chinese NLP pre-training models.
‘Tencent is also focusing on research and development, and is not in a hurry to showcase the unfinished products,’ Pony Ma once said.
In mid-June this year, Tencent Cloud launched industry-scale models targeting the B-side market and released a solution for B-end customers called Tencent Cloud MaaS (Model-as-a-Service), covering 10 major industries including finance, tourism, government affairs, media, and education.