Baidu has just released the latest version of its Ernie AI, and it's clear that the company is aiming to rival GPT-4. The new AI promises to be even more powerful and accurate than its predecessor, with improved language understanding and conversational capabilities.
At a recent event in Beijing, Baidu CEO Robin Li unveiled the latest version of the company's Ernie AI. Li described the model's memory capabilities and demonstrated its ability to write a martial arts novel in real-time. He also showed how the AI tool can create advertising posters and videos.
Baidu's app traffic has seen steady growth in the past two years. In June 2023, the company recorded 677 million monthly active users. Baidu is the leading search engine provider in China, with 17 billion dollars in revenue in 2022.
On the other hand, ChatGPT's user base has grown significantly in recent months, jumping from 100 million users in January to over 180 million in August – representing a rapid expansion of the platform's user base and indicating strong demand for the AI's capabilities.
According to Chatbot Market Research, ChatGPT's revenue has experienced explosive growth in recent years, rising from $300 million in 2022 to $1.2 billion in 2023, a 300% increase in just one year.
It would be interesting to see how Baidu's Ernie AI will compete with an industry leader such as Open AI's ChatGPT.