Chinese tech giant Baidu is about to offer an alternative to OpenAI’s intelligent chatbot ChatGPT. According to information obtained by Bloomberg, the company plans to launch a similar tool in March.
Chinese internet giant Baidu is reportedly planning to launch a chatbot service in March. The company developed an artificial intelligence similar to ChatGPT to improve its search engine. The chatbot, whose name is not yet known, will be able to communicate with internet users and answer their questions, just like ChatGPT.
The algorithm is based on the Ernie machine learning model that has been trained for several years. It is stated that this model, which was announced in 2019, is gradually developing thanks to machine learning. Like OpenAI, Baidu trained its AI using a huge database.
Billions of dollars have been invested in the project over the years. According to Baidu’s website, Ernie 3.0 version was released in 2021. This version is capable of understanding, responding, summarizing the text and performing tasks based on user-supplied information.
The firm initially plans to make the chatbot available as a standalone app. Baidu will then gradually integrate artificial intelligence into its search engine. Let us remind you that the Chinese population does not have access to Google, the world’s most used search engine.
The search engine market in China is dominated by Baidu. This is why Baidu is often referred to as the “Google of China”. The chatbot that the company will integrate into its search engine is expected to help internet users search for information on the web.