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Baidu's Ernie Bot Hits the Global Stage: A New Contender in AI Chatbots Emerges



Mett.Ai News Desk

This Chatbot Gains Over 1 Million Users in 19 Hours

Beijing-based tech giant Baidu has unleashed its much-anticipated AI-powered chatbot, Ernie Bot, following official approval from the Chinese government. This comes alongside similar approvals for several other prominent AI companies, marking a pivotal moment in the expanding landscape of artificial intelligence in China. Users can now readily access Ernie Bot by downloading the application from app stores or Baidu's website.

Drawing parallels with its primary rival, ChatGPT, Ernie Bot empowers users to pose questions and enlist its assistance in diverse tasks such as crafting market analyses, brainstorming marketing slogans, and summarizing lengthy documents. Although the company has made Ernie Bot accessible worldwide, registration and login require a Chinese phone number. The Baidu app is accessible on both Android and iOS platforms in the United States but is exclusively in Chinese.

Baidu's strategic move extends beyond the bot's release; the company has also introduced a plug-in market for Ernie Bot, capitalizing on its potential for integration with other applications. Remarkably, within a mere 19 hours post-launch, Ernie Bot has already garnered over a million users, signifying its rapid adoption. 

Furthermore, Baidu has ambitious plans beyond Ernie Bot. The company announced its intention to roll out "a suite of new AI-native apps" aimed at enabling users to fully harness the four core capabilities of generative AI: understanding, generation, reasoning, and memory. This endeavor aligns with Baidu's goal of amassing substantial real-world human feedback to enhance its foundational AI model, also known as Ernie, and introduce further innovations to Ernie Bot.

Ernie Bot's journey to fruition has been marked by challenges. Initial investor disappointment stemmed from a demo that relied on prerecorded videos. Baidu's subsequent diligence and dedication have evidently paid off, culminating in a successful rollout.

The regulatory landscape in China played a pivotal role in Ernie Bot's debut. Companies, including Baidu, had to meticulously address security concerns and adhere to China's generative AI guidelines. Compliance with the nation's ideals and validation of training data sources were crucial prerequisites for commercial launch.

The spotlight now extends to other greenlit companies like SenseTime, Baichuan Intelligent Technology, Zhipu AI, and MiniMax, all of whom have traversed similar regulatory hurdles.

Baidu's successful launch of Ernie Bot not only represents a significant achievement for the company but also underscores China's commitment to advancing AI technology while adhering to regulatory standards.

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