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China’s Tencent Launches New AI Chatbot, Amongst 70 Others

Tencent’s new AI chatbot is just another drop in the ocean for China’s AI-based tools.

Tencent has launched a new AI chatbot.
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HONG KONG - The giant of the Chinese internet Tencent has recently launched its new artificial intelligence chatbot, sparking excitement in the tech world. This comes as part of a growing trend among Chinese tech companies to develop AI chatbots.

New AI Chatbot

Tencent announced a post on WeChat, a popular social media platform in China. In the post, Tencent shared a demonstration of a user engaging with their AI chatbot, which helped the user create promotional materials.

The chatbot, known as "HunyuanAide," is poised to become a significant addition to the AI chatbot landscape. However, as of now, it's not yet accessible to the public.

China has been steadily approving AI chatbots for public use, with other tech giants like Baidu and SenseTime also launching their chatbots recently. Tencent has been diligently working on its own AI model named "Hunyuan" for months, with plans to expand its testing internally.

Hype on AI Models in China

While the anticipation for Tencent's new chatbot is high, it's essential to note that this is just one piece of a much larger puzzle. In recent times, China has seen the release of more than 70 large AI language models, each with over 1 billion parameters.

Baidu, another tech heavyweight, is among those leading the charge, with CEO Robin Li announcing their improved AI chatbot, Ernie 3.5, which boasts faster processing speeds and enhanced efficiency.

The development of AI chatbots and language models in China is a testament to the country's growing prowess in the field of artificial intelligence. While AI is sure to display a certain potential, the full scale of it is still impossible to foresee. Regardless, China is racing at the front to harness AI’s full potential in the future.



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