China's Search Engine Baidu will also Launch a ChatGPT Rival in March
There's going to be a lot of Chatbots in just a few months.
Anthropic A.I. have their Claude and are seeking more funding. With BuzzFeed becoming a meme stock on the back of ChatGPT, up 400% in 2023, it makes you wonder. Then the Generative A.I. Crowed.
In the case of Anthropic, the New York Times Friday cited two people with knowledge of the matter as saying it’s zeroing in on a $300 million round of funding. Character AI, meanwhile, has told investors it’s seeking $250 million in fresh funding, according to a report Friday in The Information.
Now it seems Baidu as reported by WSJ and Bloomberg, means Baidu will launch its own bot in March, 2023 in China.
Karen is right, it was only a matter of time. And I’m surprised ByteDance hasn’t hit this harder. Mobile search on Douyin and sister app TikTok has already gotten pretty high, with its own ChatGPT it could be quite powerful a window to take on Search giants like Google and Baidu. Microsoft is itself expected to integrate ChatGPT into Bing in March, 2023 as well.
Then there’s Google’s Sparrow likely in May, and some evidence that Anthropic’s Claude is more safe than ChatGPT and able to personalize answers a bit better. So what’s up with Baidu’s efforts?
Not sure I found the Bloomberg coverage enlightening.
Baidu Inc. is planning to roll out an artificial intelligence chatbot service similar to OpenAI’s ChatGPT, according to a person familiar with the matter, potentially China’s most prominent entry in a race touched off by the tech phenomenon. Baidu is a pretty interesting pure-play A.I. company.
I don’t agree they are up nearly 17% so far this year, but the 2023 bounce back has been partly just seasonal, even as Earnings isn’t great and certainly not yet time for the Chinese re-opening to be incredible.
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