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Baidu opens access to AI-based Ernie Bot

08/31/2023 - 15:37

Users can download the program to their devices on the company’s website, Baidu announced.

Jon Russell
Jon Russell
The public now has access to Ernie Bot, an electronic assistant powered by generative artificial intelligence (AI) from Chinese technology company Baidu, wrote the company on X (formerly Twitter).

The announcement reads, "Our next-generation generative AI product, Ernie Bot, and the large-scale language model [for training it] are available to the public." Ernie Bot generates content depending on user requests. According to Baidu, customers can download the program to their smartphones from the company's website.

According to Reuters, SenseTime, Baichuan Intelligent Technology, and Zhipu AI have also introduced their own chatbots. In addition, the government has given permission to another 11 businesses, including ByteDance and Tencent Holdings, to produce comparable programs.