China's Baidu launches its "ERNIE Bot" AI early in response to GPT• https://newatlas.com by Loz Blain
OpenAI's ChatGPT has made the public aware of the insane power, potential and threat of large language models. The ripples from ChatGPT's launch late last year are being felt in every industry – you can't responsibly plan for the future of nearly any business without factoring in how these ludicrously capable and seemingly intelligent bots are going to disrupt nearly every process.
When OpenAI released the even more astonishing GPT-4 a couple of days ago, it did so with a measure of trepidation. As outlined in the GPT-4 paper, the language model itself was built and pre-trained some eight months ago, and the company spent that eight months working feverishly to make it safe and sanitized for public consumption.