China’s Baidu has recently announced its plans to roll out an artificial intelligence (AI) bot system similar to OpenAI-backed ChatGPT in March, as per reports.

Baidu’s plan for an AI bot service will reportedly allow users to get conversation-based search results alike ChatGPT. The company also has plans to roll out the service as a standalone application and by-time merge it into its search engine.

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Baidu has been researching on AI for years to seek an opportunity to shift from online marketing to in-depth technology. Baidu’s large-scale machine-learning mode, Ernie, has been trained on data over the years and is expected to be the foundation of ChatGPT-like service.

ChatGPT works by learning from a chain of data on how and what to answer prompts by users in a conversational manner, much like search engines or even more.

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Founded in 2000, Baidu is a China-based technology firm specializing in Internet-related services and AI.