Ant Group, the owner of one-billion-user payment app Alipay, unveiled a financial-purpose large language model along with two AI-powered wealth management products on Sept. 8, joining the hottest current tech wave with a specific model that is aimed at the financial sector. Zhixiaozhu 1.0, an investment advice program that was one of the two applications showcased at the LLM launch event, is expected to open to the general public after receiving regulatory approval, according to the fintech giant. Zhixiaobao 2.0, which is designed to answer financial-related questions for consumers, is currently undergoing additional closed tests the firm said. [TechNode reporting]