On March 23rd, a blogger on Weibo published an article that questioned ERNIE Bot's image generating function has all but copied "StableDiffusion", and that ERNIE Bot has limitations in its Chinese semantic understanding. To this, Baidu responded that ERNIE Bot is a big language model fully developed by the company, and the ability of words to generate pictures comes from the big model ERNIE-ViLG.
“China will dominate the field of AI in 2018,” said Amy Webb in the annual Science and Technology Trends Report. Webb is the founder of Future Today Institute and a professor of New York University. Webb predicted that nine tech giants, including Alibaba, will dominate the future of artificial intelligence.