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Generative AI, cloud security to play key roles in DX — Alibaba Cloud

While the cloud and security will continue to be driving forces in business operations and digital transformation, Alibaba DAMO Academy (DAMO) believes that generative AI (artificial intelligence) will make further strides in helping transform how digital content is produced.

DAMO, the global research initiative by Alibaba Group, sees Generative AI will become an inclusive technology that can significantly enhance the variety, creativity, and efficiency of content creation.

“In the next three years, we will see business models emerging and ecosystems maturing as Generative AI becomes widely marketized,” DAMO said in a media advisory. “Generative AI models will be more interactive, secure, and intelligent, assisting human beings to complete various creative work.”

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Generative AI generates new content based on a given set of text, images, or audio files. Currently, Generative AI is mainly used to produce prototypes and drafts and is applied in scenarios like gaming, advertising, and graphic design.

“Looking toward 2023, the advancement of various technologies will drive software/hardware co-design and the integration of computing and communications technologies,” said Jeff Zhang, Head of Alibaba DAMO Academy. “The wide application of technologies will facilitate the rollout of AI and other digital technologies in vertical markets and promote the collaboration of public and private sectors and individuals in security technology and security management.”

With companies adopting a cloud-first approach, security is now an imperative component of business operations. DAMO explained that cloud-native security is implemented to not only deliver security capabilities that are native to cloud infrastructure, but also to improve security services by leveraging cloud-native technologies.

“We have witnessed applied technologies evolve from containerized deployment to microservices and then to the serverless model, and security services embraced the shift to become native, fine-grained, platform-oriented, and intelligent,” DAMO said.

DAMO sees cloud-native security will become more versatile and can adapt more easily to multi-cloud architectures in the coming years. It will also become more conducive to building security systems that are dynamic, end-to-end, precise, and applicable to hybrid environments.”

Apart from Generative AI and cloud-native security, DAMO expects to see technology progress and the surge of related applications across the following fields:

  • Dual-engine Decision Intelligence
  • Pre-trained Multimodal Foundation Models
  • Hardware-Software Integrated Cloud Computing Architecture
  • Predictable Fabric based on Edge-Cloud Synergy
  • Computational Imaging
  • Chiplet
  • PIM
  • Large-scale Urban Digital Twins