Alibaba has witnessed a remarkable influx of over 2 million AI developers into its “Model as a Service” platform called ModelScope, which has amassed more than 1,000 large models since its establishment last June, according to Ye Jieping, the tech titan’s vice president. The platform gathers open-source models from Chinese homegrown firms, including Sogou founder’s Baichuan models, as well as models developed by foreign enterprises, such as Meta’s recently released Llama 2, which has recorded over 45 million cumulative model downloads, as per Ye’s statement. [Southern Metropolis Daily, in Chinese]