Tencent Utilises Hunyuan AI Model in 180 Services Amidst Competition with Baidu and Alibaba
Updated: Jan 8
In a bid to stay competitive in China's rapidly growing AI sector, Tencent Holdings, the Chinese social networking and video gaming giant, has integrated its generative AI model, Hunyuan, into over 180 products and services.
Hunyuan, similar to OpenAI's ChatGPT, has been incorporated into various Tencent offerings, including Tencent Docs and WeChat search, resulting in noticeable improvements.
Tencent's Hunyuan model has found applications across multiple industries, such as retail, education, finance, medicine and media. Engineers at Tencent have been leveraging the power of Hunyuan for day-to-day coding and debugging tasks. The model has been trained with 32 major programming languages and a wide range of technical resources, including books and blogs.
This move by Tencent aligns with the industry trend of integrating AI capabilities into various product offerings. Baidu, for example, has made its Ernie Bot a central component of its cloud computing ambitions, while Alibaba has integrated its Tongyi Qianwen model into platforms like Taobao and DingTalk. Global tech giants like Microsoft and Google have also been actively incorporating AI into their products, particularly in areas such as search and office suites.
Tencent's Hunyuan model has demonstrated significant progress in Chinese-language capabilities, surpassing OpenAI's ChatGPT 3.5. This ongoing competition among Chinese companies to outperform existing models has become routine, with Baidu's Ernie Bot also surpassing ChatGPT 3.5 in comprehensive tests.
The potential of AI as a future revenue driver has led major tech firms to invest heavily in this field. Tencent recently unveiled an enterprise Hunyuan-based service, allowing local enterprises to build and test applications using the company's cloud computing services. However, Tencent has been cautious about making Hunyuan available for private use, as its generative AI products are closely monitored in China due to their potential to generate politically sensitive responses.
Tencent has integrated its Hunyuan AI model into more than 180 products and services.
The model has shown improvements in Tencent Docs, WeChat search and other offerings.
Hunyuan has been utilised in various industries and Tencent engineers use it for coding and debugging tasks.