Tech giants are rapidly developing AI chatbots in response to the success of OpenAI's ChatGPT, with Meta, Amazon, and ByteDance all launching or planning to launch their own AI chatbots.
Why it matters
The rapid development of AI chatbots by major tech companies signifies the growing importance of AI technology and its potential impact on various industries.
What the papers say
Business Insider UK reports on OpenAI's initial low expectations for ChatGPT, while The Japan Times and BBC News discuss Amazon's response with the launch of its own AI chatbot, Q. South China Morning Post and Axios provide insights into the broader trend of tech giants investing in AI chatbots.
How we got here
OpenAI's ChatGPT, launched a year ago, has sparked a surge of interest in generative AI tools, leading to a race among tech giants to develop their own AI chatbots.
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Artificial intelligence, sometimes called machine intelligence, is intelligence demonstrated by machines, unlike the natural intelligence displayed by humans and animals.
ChatGPT is a prototype artificial intelligence chatbot developed by OpenAI that focuses on usability and dialogue. The chatbot uses a large language model trained with reinforcement learning and is based on the GPT-3.5 architecture.
OpenAI is an artificial intelligence research laboratory consisting of the for-profit corporation OpenAI LP and its parent company, the non-profit OpenAI Inc.
Amazon.com, Inc., is an American multinational technology company based in Seattle, Washington. Amazon focuses on e-commerce, cloud computing, digital streaming, and artificial intelligence.
ByteDance Ltd. is a Chinese multinational internet technology company headquartered in Beijing. It was founded by Zhang Yiming in 2012. ByteDance is reportedly worth over US$100 billion as of May 2020.
ByteDance's core product, Toutiao, is a content platf
Google LLC is an American multinational technology company that specializes in Internet-related services and products, which include online advertising technologies, a search engine, cloud computing, software, and hardware.