In China, the alternative to ChatGPT was developed, a popular chatbot developed by the US company OpenAI supported by Microsoft and blocked in Italy by the Guarantor for the protection of personal data. It’s called SenseChat and was presented on April 10 by the Chinese technology company SenseTime, one of the main companies dedicated to artificial intelligence in the Asian country. The company also showcased other AI-powered products, including an image generator.
The new SenseChat chatbot
SenseChat performed various operations during the presentation including writing an email, telling a story for children and generating a code. During the event, Xu Li co-founder and CEO of SenseTime said the new technology is based on the company’s AI model, called SenseNova. A model, reported the other founder Wang Xiaogang, which has been developed over the past five years.
The safety assessment
SenseTime has therefore joined the race on artificial intelligence that the giants of the Chinese digital sector have recently decided to undertake with greater conviction. Even Baidu, the Chinese search engine, presented its Ai-based product, Ernie Bot, in mid-March, while other giants such as Alibaba, 360 or Tencent are preparing similar applications. Meanwhile, however, the Chinese regulator, the Cyberspace Administration of China, has made public a draft law which provides that all new artificial intelligence products developed in China will have to undergo a “security assessment” before being released, in a context of unity and truthfulness.