Xiaomi CEO Lei Jun announced at the company’s AIoT Developer Conference today that Xiaomi smart speaker Xiao AI has over 34 million monthly active users (MAUs) as of September, local media is reporting (in Chinese). According to Lei, Xiaomi’s smart speakers have been awakened 8 billion times by users to activate around 100 million devices.

Xiao AI is especially popular among China’s “empty nest elderly” and children, says Lei.

AI+IoT has been part of Xiaomi’s core strategy for over 5 years and will continue to be, Lei said. He believes AI+IoT technology will seep into every device within the next 3 to 5 years.

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Nicole Jao

Nicole Jao is a reporter based in Beijing. She’s passionate about emerging trends, news, and stories of human interest within the world of technology. Connect with her on Twitter or via email: nicole.jao.iting@gmail.com.