Baidu's View on Open Source Models and AI Intelligent Agents

TapTechNews July 4th news, during the 2024 World Artificial Intelligence Conference held today, the founder, chairman and chief executive officer of Baidu said that model open source is different from code open source, and it is impossible to achieve the situation where many people add fuel to the flame.

He pointed out that open source large models have the value of existence in specific scenarios such as academic research and teaching fields, but they are not suitable for most application scenarios.

In a fiercely competitive environment, when it is necessary to make the business efficiency higher than that of peers and the cost lower than that of peers, the commercial closed-source model is the most powerful. Of course, none of these are the most important. Without applications, just having a basic model, whether open source or closed-source, is worthless.

He also said that with the increasing strength of the basic model, developing applications has become increasingly simple, and the simplest is the intelligent agent, which is also the direction of AI application development that Baidu is most optimistic about.

TapTechNews note: AI intelligent agent (AIAgent), also known as AI proxy, has a certain degree of autonomy, environmental interaction ability, and goal-oriented behavior. Currently, there are multiple well-known AI intelligent agent products worldwide, such as and GPTResearcher.

He believes that in the future, there will be millions of intelligent agents emerging, covering areas such as healthcare, finance, education, manufacturing, transportation, agriculture, etc., and will create various intelligent agents based on their own scenarios, unique experiences, rules, data, etc. In the future, there will be millions of intelligent agents emerging, forming a huge intelligent agent ecosystem.

In addition, he also talked about the job opportunities that generative AI can bring, mainly data annotators and prompt engineers, etc. He said that doing these jobs averagely can support a family, and doing them very well has the opportunity to earn an annual salary of one million.