Baichuan Intelligence, the AI venture set up by Sogou’s founder, has introduced a new general large model named Baichuan-13B, boasting 13 billion parameters. This announcement comes just a month after the company’s initial launch of its first LLM, which featured 7 billion parameters. Notably, the newly-unveiled model is open-source, allowing developers to utilize and commercialize it for free, provided they have obtained permission from the company. In a news release shared with TechNode, Baichuan Intelligence emphasized the pressing need for China to establish its own open-source large-model ecosystem. Founder Wang Xiaochuan expressed his willingness to collaborate with other enterprises and developers to foster the growth and prosperity of the domestic open-source community. [TechNode reporting]