CHINA is reportedly developing an advanced artificial intelligence (AI) bot to rival the popular ChatGPT.
The super-smart AI machine is being created by Baidu, China’s version of Google, according to reports.
The company is hoping to unveil the machine in March, Bloomberg first reported, citing a person familiar with the matter.
With the AI apparently just weeks away from being accessible to users, it’s clear the company is hoping to ride the chat-bot wave.
ChatGPT, which went live in November, has taken the internet by storm over the past couple of months.
The chat bot amassed millions of users in a matter of days, with some curious about how they can employ the machine to fulfil work tasks.
Not only that, but ChatGPT has launched the debate around the role of AI in schools, offices and homes onto the main stage of public and political debate.
Even Microsoft wants a slice of the cake, having pledged to invest billions into OpenAI, the company which created ChatGPT.
The Chinese rival is yet to be named, but it will mirror ChatGPT in allowing users to get conversation-style search results.
Baidu, as one of China’s biggest tech companies, has spent billions of dollars researching AI over the years.
The company has previously built a machine-learning model known as Ernie, which is understood to be the foundation of the new AI bot.
The Sun has contacted Baidu for comment.
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