Chinese tech giant Baidu is launching an AI chatbot service in March to rival OpenAI’s ChatGPT. The new service, similar to OpenAI’s, will be more focused on high-level tasks for professionals, such as programming and essay writing. The chatbot will initially be a standalone application, but Baidu plans to integrate it into its search engine.
While AI chatbots are not new, particularly in China, the new Chat GPT will stand out by offering more than just social interaction. Baidu is also exploring revenue streams in other fields, including cloud services, autonomous driving, and chips.
As tech giants like Microsoft and Google invest in AI applications that simplify human tasks, Baidu hopes to stay ahead of the game by offering a competitive AI chatbot service.