Jul 28, 2023

Alibaba Cloud Helping Enterprises Harness Gen AI

David Brown

One of the World’s Largest Cloud Companies, Alibaba Cloud is Helping Enterprise Customers Harness the Power of Generative AI

Established in 2009, Alibaba Cloud is one of the world’s largest cloud companies and provides cloud computing services to various types of enterprises and individuals all over the world.Now, the company has launched a new serverless cost-efficient solution for AI model deployment and inference to both individuals and enterprises.During its inaugural AI & Big Data Summit in Singapore the company unveiled a serverless version of its Platform for AI (PAI)-Elastic Algorithm Service (EAS). Alibaba Cloud also announced the latest integration of its vector engine technology into more product offerings, including its data warehouse Hologres, search services Elasticsearch and OpenSearch

This integration, Alibaba Cloud says, is designed to make it easier for enterprises to access various large language models (LLMs) and build customised generative AI applications.The PAI-EAS platform allows users to tap into computing resources as needed, eliminating the need to oversee the management and upkeep of physical or virtual servers. Furthermore, users will be billed only for the computing resources they employ, with Alibaba Cloud claiming this results in a 50% reduction in inference costs when compared with the traditional pricing model.“Alibaba Cloud continues to remain at the forefront of AI and cloud technology innovation,” comments Zhou Jingren, Chief Technology Officer (CTO) at Alibaba Cloud.

“Our technology updates underscore our commitment to empowering enterprises with the latest Intelligence-driven solutions for heightened efficiency and performance. This marks a significant stride in our mission to provide innovative solutions that redefine the possibilities of artificial intelligence in diverse applications.”Alibaba Cloud technologies supporting global customers’ digital transformation journeysGlobal customers ranging from large companies and start-ups use Alibaba Cloud's latest technologies to support their digital transformation journeys.“There is an increasing demand for AI technologies among our global customers,” comments Selina Yuan, President of International Business at Alibaba Cloud. “By open-sourcing our proprietary language models, we are well-equipped to offer powerful computing solutions and cutting-edge AI innovations to support clients in developing customised generative AI applications, addressing their unique challenges and positioning them to harness the wave of opportunities emerging from the dynamic generative AI sector.”​​​​​​​

Utilising the advanced capabilities of Alibaba Cloud's Large Language Model (LLM), world-leading consumer health company Haleon has introduced a specialised AI nutritionist for its Chinese consumers. This AI-powered nutrition expert, the companies say, excels at interpreting consumer inquiries, engaging users with valuable nutritional guidance that is both comprehensive and delivered efficiently.“As the role of digital services becomes increasingly critical in the consumer health industry, our collaboration with Alibaba Cloud to harness the potential of artificial intelligence reflects our commitment to offering personalised health advice to our Chinese consumers,” explains Shivani Saini, Haleon's Global Vice President of Digital & Tech Business Units. “Our aim is to empower our customers with the tools they need for enhanced diet and nutritional management.”

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