Will Chinese advanced AI chatbots survive China’s online censorship?
Screenshot of “Chat Yuan” service suspension notification via Weibo. ChatGPT, an advanced chatbot developed by Open AI, has attracted a lot of public attention since its launch on November 22, 2022. Following the trend, Chinese internet giants, including Baidu, China’s biggest search engine, and Tencent, the internet-based company which owns WeChat, also announced their plans to roll out their own versions of ChatGPT-style services. Advanced AI chatbots are developed to interact with humans in a conversational manner and can assist users in finding useful information, using text databases from…