In the first half-year since initiating the approval process, China has given the green light to more than 40 artificial intelligence (AI) models for public use.
This move is seen as part of China’s efforts to catch up with the United States in the field of AI development, as reported by Chinese media.
According to the state-backed Securities Times, Chinese regulators recently approved 14 large language models (LLM) for public use, marking the fourth batch of approvals.
The initiative began in August when Beijing mandated tech companies to seek approval from regulators before making their LLMs accessible to the public.
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This underscores China’s strategy of advancing AI technology while maintaining control over its development.
The first batch of AI models was approved shortly after the adoption of the approval process, with companies like Baidu, Alibaba, and ByteDance among the early recipients.
Subsequent batches were approved in November and December, followed by the most recent approval in the current month.
Although the government has not publicly disclosed the list of approved companies, the Securities Times reported that more than 40 AI models have received approval.
This surge in AI development by Chinese companies follows the widespread impact of OpenAI’s chatbot ChatGPT in 2022.
China Approves Over 40 AI Models For Public Use In Six Months