Alibaba’s first consumer targeted artificial intelligence speaker Tmall Genie X1 was unveiled on August 8th, the same day as the “88 Member Day” (and WeChat’s Cashless day) where Alibaba invited its dedicated 10,000 shoppers to a music concert hall in Shanghai. Pictures of Tmall Genie X1 were shown on the giant screen and the MC started a conversation with the artificial intelligence speaker.

“I can be your personal trainer when you are working out and your assistant at a gathering. If you bought a present, I can also track the package for you. There are many things that I can do,”  Tmall Genie X1 tells the MC on the stage with a friendly voice.

Last month, Alibaba’s Artificial Intelligence Lab released its first beta version and on August 8th, Alibaba officially put its artificial intelligence on the shelves. Priced at 499 RMB, Genie X1 is now available on Tmall, with the sales figure reaching over 12,000 units in two days with a 4.8-star rating.

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Eva Yoo

Eva Yoo is Shanghai-based tech writer. Reach her at evayoo@technode.com