Chinese search giant Baidu is working on an AI-powered chat application similar to ChatGPT. According to the shared information, the application in question is planned to be published in March.
Baidu will launch its ChatGPT-like app in March
According to information first shared by Bloomberg and The Wall Street Journal, Chinese search giant Baidu is working on an artificial intelligence-supported chat application like ChatGPT. According to the shared information, the application in question is planned to be published in March. Baidu said it will be based on the Ernie system, a large-scale machine learning model that has been trained over several years in natural language understanding and creation.
Baidu’s artificial intelligence application, which is planned to be released in March, will first be integrated into the company’s search engine. This indicates that the chatbot will produce mostly Chinese results. Like all other information channels in China, Baidu’s chatbot is expected to be subject to local regulations and censorship rules.
ChatGPT’s technology works by learning from large amounts of data how to respond to users’ prompts in a human-like manner. Chatbots in China currently focus on social interaction, while ChatGPT outperforms more professional tasks like programming and article writing. A person close to Baidu said the company plans to include chatbot-generated results instead of just links when users make search requests.
OpenAI had received a serious investment from Microsoft in the past weeks . Baidu’s move will also cause the company to increase its competition with Microsoft. The world’s search giant Google, on the other hand, is not yet working on a rival product to ChatGPT . However, the company’s CEO, Sundar Pichai, said that Google has a lot of plans for artificial intelligence language features in 2023.
Time will tell where the artificial intelligence competition will evolve and how companies will take steps in this regard.