Chinese search giant Baidu has acquired Raven Tech, a Chinese startup focusing on artificial intelligence and next-generation operating systems, the companies announced today. No financial details of the deal were disclosed.

Cheng Lu, Raven Tech’s founder, will join Baidu to lead the company’s smart home device business and will work with the Duer team on new product development.

Founded in 2014, the Beijing-based company is engaged in AI technology that especially applied to smart home systems.

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Emma Lee is Shanghai-based tech writer, covering startups and tech happenings in China and Asia in general. We are looking for stories related to tech and China. Reach her at lixin@technode.com.