China’s Alibaba enters the global chatbot race

China's Alibaba enters the global chatbot race

Overview of the growing global chatbot market and its significance

Baidu, the Chinese search engine giant, recently announced that their AI-powered chatbot will be completed by March. Microsoft is investing billions in OpenAI to integrate AI-based language processing into their Bing search engine.

Brief overview of Alibaba’s recent entry into the chatbot market

Alibaba announced Thursday that it was working on its own AI-powered chatbot to rival ChatGPT.

With ChatGPT, Microsoft, Google, and China’s Baidu are all developing chatbots that can mimic human speech.

Its ability to write essays, poems, and programming code on demand within seconds has caused a sensation among students and professionals alike, sparking widespread concerns about cheating and job loss.

Alibaba’s chatbot current offerings status

According to an AFP report, Alibaba is now testing a ChatGPT-style conversation bot among its employees.

It is unclear when the service will launch or whether it will be part of Taobao, China’s biggest online shopping site.

News on Alibaba’s chatbots competitors on the Chinese market

Chinese search giant Baidu announced in March that it would complete testing of its AI chatbot.

With a multibillion-dollar partnership with ChatGPT maker OpenAI, Microsoft intends to integrate language-based artificial intelligence into its Bing search engine.

Wednesday, Google also announced a number of AI-powered features.

Final thoughts on the future of the chatbot market

A global alarm has been raised over the possibility of identity theft, financial fraud and tarnished reputations caused by AI-synthesised text, audio, and video.

Chinese officials have warned that deepfakes present a “danger to national security and social stability” because they create chillingly accurate digital doppelgangers.