Ernie: China’s Baidu has sued Apple over fake versions of its ChatGPT rival Ernie bot – Times of India

Chinese language search engine large Baidu has filed lawsuits in opposition to “related” app builders and Apple over faux copies of its ChatGPT rival Ernie bot. The Chinese language firm claims that there are faux apps accessible on Apple’s app retailer for Ernie bot. Launched final month, the corporate’s synthetic intelligence powered Ernie bot has been touted as China’s closest reply to the US-developed chatbot ChatGPT.
What the lawsuit says
In its lawsuit, Baidu mentioned that it had lodged lawsuits in Beijing Haidian Folks’s Court docket in opposition to the builders behind the counterfeit apps of its Ernie bot and the Apple firm. “At current, Ernie doesn’t have any official app,” Baidu mentioned in an announcement posted on its official “Baidu AI” WeChat account. The corporate additionally posted {a photograph} of its courtroom submitting.
Pretend apps on App Retailer
In its assertion the corporate mentioned that the apps claiming to be variations of Ernie bot on Apple App Retailer are faux. “Till our firm’s official announcement, any Ernie app you see from App Retailer or different shops are faux,” it mentioned. Thus far, the Ernie bot is just accessible to customers who apply for and obtain entry codes. In its assertion, Baidu has additionally warned in opposition to individuals promoting entry codes.
Apple to this point has not responded to the claims. Based on analysis by information company Reuters, there have been a minimum of 4 apps bearing the Chinese language-language title of the Ernie bot, all faux, in Apple’s App Retailer (as on April 8).
Tough debut for Ernie Bot
Baidu CEO Robin Li launched Ernie Bot on March 16 at an occasion the place he gave a stay streamed presentation that walked journalists by way of a collection of pre-recorded demos displaying the Chinese language chatbot’s totally different capabilities. The corporate’s share value dropped whereas the presentation was nonetheless being stay streamed however rebounded the next day, due partly to robust demand from the Chinese language company sector.
Earlier this month, Baidu shared pre-recorded movies of its AI-powered chatbot Ernie summarising monetary statements and producing powerpoint shows, amongst different industry-focused capabilities.
(With company inputs)

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