Alibaba claims to be the newest IT company 

to join the chatbot trend by releasing

 its own ChatGPT-style application.

The Chinese giant claimed to be internally

 testing a chatbot with artificial intelligence. 

It did not provide information on 

the launch date or the name of the application.

An Alibaba (BABA) spokesperson told 

CNN in a statement on Thursday that 

"future innovations such as large language 

models and generative AI have been our [focus] 

areas since the formation of DAMO in 2017.