According to reports, Baidu, the largest search engine in China, will introduce its own AI chatbot in March 2023, which would be comparable to OpenAI’s ChatGPT.
Baidu intends to release the service as a standalone app before integrating it into its search engine. Although the name has not yet been decided, users will be able to receive search results that are conversational in nature, similar to ChatGPT.
Baidu, also known as China’s Google, is working on autonomous driving technologies in addition to AI research.
In addition to Baidu, several Chinese companies exploring generative artificial intelligence, including Sequoia and Sinovation Ventures, have attracted investor interest.
Big Tech’s ChatGPT Showdown
The rise of ChatGPT has sparked increased competition among tech powerhouses to advance their AI capabilities.
While Google previously said it has no plans to develop its own ChatGPT due to its potential biases and bugs, the company recently released a “code red” to speed up its AI services and products. Meanwhile, Meta also released internal memos to speed up the AI approval process.
It will be interesting to see what innovative solutions these technological powerhouses will soon unveil.