BEIJING, Feb 24 (Reuters) – China’s Ministry of Science and Know-how mentioned on Friday mentioned it noticed the potential of ChatGPT-like tech and could be pushing for the mixing of synthetic intelligence into Chinese language society and the economic system.

“(This expertise) has the potential to be utilized in lots of industries and fields,” Chen Jiachang, who heads the ministry’s high-tech division, instructed a information briefing, praising its pure language processing capabilities.

Minister Wang Zhigang additionally instructed the identical briefing that from an ethics standpoint, applied sciences like ChatGPT shouldn’t be restricted an excessive amount of to allow them to be developed successfully, although he cautioned that each one technological achievements have “two sides”.

Their feedback come at a time when Chinese language tech firms and buyers are keeping track of how Beijing will regulate ChatGPT-like expertise.

Microsoft-backed OpenAI has stored its hit ChatGPT app off-limits to customers in China however the app is attracting big curiosity within the nation, with companies dashing to combine the expertise into their merchandise and launch rival options. learn extra

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Search engine big Baidu (9888.HK) plans to launch in March a Chinese language rival to ChatGPT known as ErnieBot. CEO Robin Li mentioned on Wednesday that ErnieBot has been educated on billions of every day search engine requests and represents the “state-of-the-art” in the case of Chinese language-language AI chatbots.

Reporting by Beijing newsroom; Modifying by Edwina Gibbs

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