We’ve all had those moments when we needed an answer to a difficult question right away, only to be met with silence. Well, now there’s a solution that could make finding answers faster than ever thanks to a Chinese search giant.
Baidu, one of the largest Chinese search and artificial intelligence companies, is preparing to launch a chatbot in March to instantly help people find answers to their toughest questions.
The chatbot will be powered by Baidu’s popular “Manhattan” search engine and be designed to understand natural language queries and return answers in seconds. It will be available in both Chinese and English, making it easier for people to find the specific answers they need.
The chatbot will work by analyzing the context of the query and utilizing its immense knowledge base to arrive at the most precise answer. It will be bolstered by Baidu’s own news content as well as data from other media sources and internet search results.
The chatbot could be a major leap forward in the efficiency of searching for information by allowing users to receive answers quickly. Plus, it may help combat the information overload we experience due to the sheer amount of content available online.
We’ll just have to wait and see how helpful this chatbot is when it launches later this month. But if Baidu’s track record is any indication, we could be in for a helpful new way to access the information we’re seeking.