Stephen Downes

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Baidu has introduced its response to ChatGPT, the latest version of ERNIE bot. Here's a short video on Twitter. Though the story reports, Baidu CEO Robin Li "said that 650 companies have already signed up to use ERNIE Bot's technology, but he also admitted that it's not ready for a public debut. Baidu has merely unveiled it early due to market demand brought about by ChatGPT's meteoric rise in popularity." That did not stop the criticism and reported drop in Baidu's share price (though I don't know why we would consider the skittish reactions of irrational professional gamblers to be important, especially when shares bounced right back up the next day). Press coverage was similar - an initial wave of "we're so disappointed" followed by a wave of "we're so impressed."

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