According to British news agency Reuters, Chinese internet search engine Baidu is planning to launch an AI-based chatbot that is similar to OpenAI’s ChatGPT next March. Reuters, who spoke with a confidential source, reported the chatbot will first be a standalone application before being incorporated into the search engine.
The Chinese version of ChatGPT is coming soon, British news agency Reuters reported yesterday. Baidu is now developing an AI-based chatbot similar to ChatGPT. The service could be operational in March.
According to Reuters’s reporters who quoted an anonymous source, the Chinese bot will be a standalone app and will then merge into the search engine.
Baidu is known for heavily investing in AI. At a conference last month, the company unveiled three new AI-powered services including screenwriting, illustrating, and editing.
Competing with Microsoft
Baidu’s aim is to thwart Microsoft’s ambitions in the field of artificial intelligence. The American giant is investing $1 billion in OpenAI. Besides, its search engine Bing will soon integrate ChatGPT-generated results.
Google is not left out either. The company is working on integrating an AI-powered bot into its search engine by the end of the year.