China's Baidu Ready to launch ChatGPT-style bot: What to expect in March
Delhi : Chinese internet search giant Baidu Inc (9888.HK) plans to introduce an artificial intelligence (AI) chatbot service comparable to OpenAI's ChatGPT in March.
The service would initially be offered as a stand-alone application by the technology company, according to the source, who asked to remain anonymous because the material is private.
The technology behind ChatGPT responds to user questions in a human-like way by learning from massive amounts of data, providing information like a search engine or even prose like a wannabe novelist.
In China, chatbots now prioritise social engagement, whereas ChatGPT excels at more professional activities like programming and essay writing.
When consumers conduct searches on Baidu, chatbot-generated results will be included in addition to links, the source claimed. Baidu declined to respond.
Microsoft Corp. (MSFT.O) has considered raising its $1 billion investment in San Francisco-based OpenAI. The corporation has also attempted to include OpenAI's image-generation software into its Bing search engine as a new challenge against Alphabet Inc.'s (GOOGL.O) Google.
As it seeks to diversify its revenue streams, Beijing-based Baidu has been making significant investments in AI technologies, particularly in cloud services, chips, and autonomous driving.
At a developer conference last month, Baidu presented three AI-powered "creators" that can act as a screenwriter, illustrator, editor, or animator thanks to their advanced software.