The Chinese government has been calling for homebrew AI tools to be integrated into the economy to boost productivity. The country’s tech giants are making plans. The Chinese technology giant Tencent has formed a new team to develop a chatbot similar to the massively popular chatbot ChatGPT developed by OpenAI. The artificial intelligence tool is expected to be called HunyuanAide, based on the large language model Hunyuan created.
Unnamed insiders revealed the plans, and Tencent has yet to confirm their existence. Since rivals Baidu and Alibaba have approved plans to develop their AI chatbot systems, the company has been widely tipped to build its bot. It is reported that Tencent is researching a ChatGPT-like technology, but so far, they do not reveal any more details about the product, how it will be available, or the size of the model used to run it. Tencent’s AI model is particularly good at understanding the Chinese language and can do so far better than humans can. This finding is based on a recent benchmarking exercise. Such abilities will be essential for developing a chatbot that can be used for natural language communication in the Chinese market in the future.
It is an artificial intelligence chatbot that can produce natural language responses based on the input provided by the user. With the help of large language models that can learn from analyzing large amounts of publicly available text during training, it can send wide and varied content. You can use it for writing articles, poems, and movie scripts, or if you want to summarise a piece of text, then you can do so. Also, it has been used to write reports and plans for enterprise, malware, and coding projects. Despite ChatGPT being officially blocked in China, users have been actively trying to gain access to it despite it not being available there. It is worth mentioning that ChatGPT has been one of the world’s fastest-growing consumer products since it was launched at the end of November 2022, with 100 million active monthly users just in January.
Many of the world’s largest technology companies have pivoted their business strategy and launched new products of a similar nature to address this problem. In a recent announcement, Microsoft announced Bing Search, which uses the technology behind OpenAI’s ChatGPT, and Google, in the meantime, has been working on Bard, a search chatbot based on its powerful LaMDA large language model. As part of its plans to launch a search chatbot within the first quarter of 2023, Baidu, a Chinese internet and technology company, has announced it will launch a chatbot called Ernie based on its vast language model Ernie 3.0, which has 260 billion parameters in it. Compared to GPT-3 from OpenAI, which has 175 billion behind it, and the Google LaMDA model used to power Bard, which has 137 billion behind it, this is significantly more.