Oct 06, 2023

News agency Reuters has said that Baidu will launch its own chat bot in the style of Microsoft’s ChatGPT in March.

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BIDU stock is still languishing near the lows around 128 and needs a rally to target resistance at 136.

The tech firm plans to launch the service as a standalone app and gradually merge it into its own search engine, said the source, who declined to be identified by Reuters. ChatGPT’s technology is a large language model (LLM) that works by learning from vast amounts of data on how to answer human needs, offering information like a search engine.

Chatbots in China are currently focused on social interaction, but ChatGPT can also perform professional tasks, such as programming and writing. Baidu plans to incorporate chatbot-generated results when users make search requests instead of only links, the person said. Beijing-based Baidu has been investing heavily in AI technology, including cloud services, chips, and autonomous driving, as it looks to diversify its revenue streams.

At a developer conference held last month, Baidu unveiled three AI-powered “creators” whose technology allows them to assume the roles of screenwriter, illustrator, editor, or animator. Analysts at Bernstein have raised their profit target on Baidu, Inc. to 168 from 160.

BIDU shares have found some recent support but need to see buying to mount a serious challenge to resistance.

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