The two rival models have achieved record-high scores on the Chinese Language Understanding Evaluation (CLUE) benchmark, SCMP reports.
Tencent's "Hunyuan AI model" came first with a score of 86.918, followed by Alibaba's AliceMind with a score of 86.685, according to Monday's rankings on CLUE's website.
Both ranked higher than humans, which scored 86.678.
It marks the first time that AI models have scored better than humans on CLUE since the benchmark was established by dozens of researchers three years ago.
China's Big Tech firms have been working to improve their NLP technology, which supports voice-enabled virtual assistants, such as Alibaba's AliGenie and Tencent's Xiaowei.
Last year, scientists at Alabama's Auburn University and Adobe Inc (NASDAQ: ADBE) research unit found that proficient AIs faltered when words in a sentence were randomly shuffled.
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