Is it true that China is offering ChatGPT logins for sale on the black market?
In just four months, Microsoft-backed OpenAI introduced ChatGPT, an AI-powered chatbot that has created considerable excitement among its users. Tech businesses are racing to integrate the bot into their products and apps. However, there are concerns about how China is using ChatGPT, with reports suggesting that the country may be selling ChatGPT logins on the black market.
ChatGPT has been widely praised for its intelligence, with some users comparing it to Google in terms of its ability to provide straightforward solutions to complex problems. Despite being available in other countries, OpenAI has not made ChatGPT available in China.
However, tech-savvy users in the country have found ways to use the bot through sub-programs such as “ChatGPT Online”. These programs provide users with a limited number of free inquiries before charging for time with the chatbot.
While some Chinese internet firms have cracked down on logins obtained illegally, others are attempting to introduce their own ChatGPT-like products. For example, Baidu announced the release of its own bot, Ernie, in March for internal testing. Ernie 3.0-Titan, a sizable language model that Baidu has been developing since 2019, will serve as the foundation for the bot.
There are concerns that the Chinese government may be using ChatGPT and other AI-powered chatbots for surveillance purposes. This is not surprising, given the country’s history of using technology to monitor its citizens. In contrast to WeChat, which also limits related services, Taobao has banned terms such as OpenAI and ChatGPT.
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