On August 23, China-based overseas internet company Kunlun Tech launched its own large language model-powered search engine called Tiangong AI Search. According to the company, the search tool, similar to Microsoft’s New Bing, is now open for user testing. According to Kunlun Tech, Tiangong AI Search is the first LLM-supported search engine in China. The company said traditional search engines that conduct searches based on keywords provide users with too much information. In contrast, LLM-supported search engines can save users from receiving redundant information by operating as generative search tools that offer well-organized and refined answers based on questions posed in natural language. Tiangong AI Search can converse long-form and in-depth with the information it finds on the internet, attaching links to its sources for users to review, the firm said. [Kunlun statement, in Chinese]