Not wanting to be behind in the super AI race, Chinese companies are ambitious to develop their own solutions but are still cautious with ChatGPT.
According to SCMP, the keyword ChatGPT has been in the trending list on social platforms such as Weibo, Douyin, QQ… for many weeks. To make it easier for users, Chinese companies have been creating bots that integrate ChatGPT since late last year.
However, the hurdle with ChatGPT is the issue of censorship. CNBC quoted technology expert Paul Triolo of consulting firm Albright Stonebridge: “This super AI poses some new challenges for China. The application is trained on Western data, so it is not surprising if blocked in the market of billions of people”.
User excitement and regulatory constraints are putting China’s top tech companies in another difficult position. Xin Sun, a senior lecturer at King’s College London (UK), told CNBC: “Chinese tech giants are in a dilemma.” On the one hand, they have to convince users and investors that they are not lagging behind in new technology trends. On the other hand, they must be careful to avoid being targeted when developing models and products that may raise concerns about information security.