China’s Ministry of Science and Technology has affirmed its belief in the potential of ChatGPT-like technology and its integration into Chinese society and the economy. Chen Jiachang, head of the ministry’s high-tech department, explained the natural language processing capabilities of technologies like ChatGPT during a news briefing on Friday.
Minister Wang Zhigang also expressed his view that these technologies should not be regulated too much to be developed effectively. However, he was quick to point out that all technological advancements come with their advantages and disadvantages.
As Chinese tech companies and investors wait to see how Beijing will regulate ChatGPT-like technology, Microsoft-backed OpenAI has kept its hit ChatGPT app off-limits to Chinese users. However, this has kept numerous firms from quickly integrating similar technology into their products or launching rival solutions.
China’s Ministry of Science and Technology is confident in the potential of technologies like ChatGPT and the many benefits they can bring to the country. From communication to industrial production, ChatGPT-like technology has the potential to revolutionize the way we interact with machines and could become an invaluable tool in the digital age.
However, as Minister Wang stressed, such technologies come with risks, and investors, tech companies, and the government need to ensure that these risks are minimized as much as possible. With the right regulation, ChatGPT-like technology could truly revolutionize how China interacts with its citizens and does business.