China authorized over 40 AI models for public use in the last six months

China authorized over 40 AI models for public use in the last six months
China authorized over 40 AI models for public use in the last six months

Over forty artificial intelligence AI models have been certified for public use in the first six months of the certification process.

More than 40 artificial intelligence AI models have been approved for public use in the first six months after the certification process began, as the government attempts to catch up with the United States in AI development, according to Chinese media.

Last Monday, Chinese officials approved 14 large language models (LLMs) for public usage, according to the state-backed Securities Times. It is the fourth wave of approvals awarded by China, with recipients including Xiaomi Corp. (1810.HK), 4Paradigm (6682.HK), and 01.AI. Last August, Beijing began requiring technology companies to acquire regulatory approval before opening their LLMs to the public.

It emphasized China’s approach to developing AI technology while aiming to keep it under Beijing accepted its first batch of AI models in August, soon after the approval process was implemented. Baidu (9888.HK), which opens a new tab, Alibaba (9988.HK), and ByteDance were among the first Chinese corporations to get permission.

Chinese regulators subsequently issued two further batches of permits in November and December before approving another round this month. While the government has not made the exact list of approved businesses available for public review, the Securities Times reported on Sunday that more than 40 AI models have been certified. Chinese enterprises have been hurrying to produce AI products since 2022, when OpenAI’s chatbot ChatGPT grabbed the globe by storm.

According to brokerage CLSA, China had 130 LLMs at the time, accounting for 40% of the global number and trailing only the United States (50%). Baidu’s Ernie Bot, one of China’s most popular ChatGPT-like chatbots, has over 100 million users, according to the company’s CTO in December.

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