Baidu to implement ChatGPTlike Ernie Bot chatbot from March

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  • It said earlier this month that it will complete internal testing of Ernie Bot in March before making the service public.In an internal memo, Baidu CEO Robin Li said that Ernie Bot will be integrated across all of Baidu’s operations, including its search and cloud services.
  • The company’s stock price in New York jumped nearly 7% in pre-market trading Wednesday to more than $150 a share.“AI technology has reached a tipping point and all industries will inevitably go through transformation,” Li said in the memo.
  • After years of regulatory scrutiny following a crackdown on the technology sector and a sluggish economy battered by COVID-19, companies like Baidu look likely to invest more as China looks to the industry to revive the economy.
  • “Baidu stands as the best example of the long-term growth of China’s AI market and is advancing at the forefront of this new wave,” he said.
By ZEN SOO Associated PressHONG KONG (AP) Baidu Inc., one of Chinas biggest search and artificial intelligence firms, said Wednesday it plans to implement its artificial intelligence chatbot Erni [+1843 chars]