China lays down its framework on generative artificial intelligence
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Chinese President Xi Jinping, April 6, 2023. LUDOVIC MARIN/AFP
In addition to security criteria, national ChatGPT-type tools will have to meet “socialist values”.
Tongyi Qianwen, “the machine that knows everything”. This is the name given by the giant Alibaba to its generative artificial intelligence tool that it presented on Tuesday. The day before, it was Chinese AI nugget SenseTime which revealed its SenseChat, a few weeks after Ernie Bot, from Baidu, and its equivalent at Tencent. Spurred on by the irruption to the general public of the American OpenAI’s ChatGPT (not accessible in China), the Chinese giants have accelerated their stride so as not to be left behind in this global race, even though they have all been working for several years on these generative AI technologies. A race that Beijing wants to supervise very strictly on its territory.
On the same day chosen by Alibaba to present Tongyi Qianwen, its first tool based on a large language model which will soon feed all its services, the Chinese cyberspace administration published the details of a draft regulation for “sound development and implementation…