- Wang Haifeng, chief technology officer of the Chinese internet company, said on Thursday (December 28) that Baidu’s Ernie Bot is 1.00 He said that it reached more than million users.
- Analysts say Chinese tech companies are trying to develop their own AI-powered chatbots, giving the company a valuable first-mover advantage in a crowded market.
- According to a ranking published by SuperCLUE, Ernie Bot leads all Chinese chatbots. Despite this, Ernie has a score of 79.02, which is 10 points lower than the last version of ChatGPT.
Wang Haifeng, chief technology officer of Chinese internet company Baidu, said on Thursday (December 28) that Baidu’s ChatGPT-like Ernie Bot has reached more than 100 million users.
The user-based milestone, announced at the Deep Learning Summit in Beijing, comes after the search engine giant launched Ernie Bot in August. Prior to this, it gave a partial introduction to only select users, during which the chatbot could be tested for more than five months.
Analysts say the partial rollout in March, while underwhelming, gave the company a valuable first-mover advantage in a crowded market as Chinese tech companies look to develop their own artificial intelligence (AI)-powered chatbots.
Since then, investors have valued OpenAI at more than $80 billion. Although OpenAI’s parent company is a nonprofit, Microsoft has invested $13 billion in a for-profit subsidiary for a 49% stake.
Baidu CEO Robin Li has repeatedly touted the potential of Ernie Bot and related products to help the company gain market share in its mainstream businesses, including search engine, cloud and smart cars. Ernie Bot leads all Chinese chatbots, according to a ranking published on Thursday by SuperCLUE, which ranks AI-powered chatbots. Despite this, Ernie’s score of 79.02 is 10 points lower than the last version of ChatGPT.
Compiled by: Burçin Bağatur