Tencent launches AI assistant app Yuanbao link to WeChat

Tencent on Thursday launched an AI app called Yuanbao, signaling the Chinese tech giant's belated entry into the highly competitive artificial intelligence assistant field with an independent entry based on the company's Hunyuan foundation model.

Yuanbao integrates artificial intelligence-based search, summaries, and writing competencies, and can be used to analyze documents, and basically engage with people based on prompts.

The opening of the independent app shows that Tencent has finally chosen to face competition head-on, several months after AI offerings from its rivals. Baidu's ERNIE Bot has already amassed 200 million users, while ByteDance's Doubao currently boasts over 26 million monthly active users.

Tencent's Yuanbao distinguishes itself from Baidu, Alibaba, and ByteDance's products by offering direct access to content from the ecosystem, the company's super app with nearly 1.4 billion monthly active users, which the firm says will give it superiority in terms of content timeliness and richness.

  • WeChat, the all-in-one app, features a fan page functionality similar to Facebook's, known as Official Accounts, where individual creators or enterprises can publish articles or information to subscribed users. The content cannot be directly accessed through mainstream search engines such as Baidu.
  • Since its launch in September 2023, the parameter scale of Tencent's Hunyuan large model has been upgraded from hundreds of billions to trillions, according to Tencent, and the pre-training corpus has increased to 70 trillion tokens.
  • Based on the published guidelines of the Yuanbao app, the consumer-oriented assistant currently offers multiple AI agents, similar to GPTs, which can be selected for various functions, including English-speaking practice, daily life translation, and avatar generation.
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