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Microsoft president warns China becoming close rival of ChatGPT

AI innovation can be used to defend democracies, Brad Smith says

Microsoft President Brad Smith speaks to reporters in Tokyo on April 21. (Photo by Hiroki Endo)

TOKYO -- Chinese research organizations and companies will emerge as major rivals of ChatGPT, warns Microsoft President Brad Smith, whose company is the biggest investor in OpenAI, the developer of the AI-powered chatbot.

As competition heats up among U.S. technology giants such as Amazon and Google in the development of generative AI, Smith said China will not be far behind.

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