Xiaomi’s smart speakers have been awakened 8 billion times by users to activate around 100 million devices.
Xiaomi presented its new IoT strategy today announcing its cooperation with Baidu. During Xiaomi’s first IoT Developer Conference since 2015, Baidu’s Chief Operating Officer Lu Qi said that the two companies will cooperate on application scenarios, Xiaomi’s intelligent hardware, big data and smart devices ecosystem in combination with Baidu’s AI technology, big data, intelligent mapping […]
Developments in hardware, software, AI, and networking in China have allowed the country to make huge leaps in security. As AI and networking allow the systems to become smarter and connected to more databases, they are increasingly proactive and effective. Many of these advances have come with little fanfare at home, but others have caught […]
We are entering the era of intelligent things where smart devices seep into every aspect of our lives. As AI continues to evolve and IoT devices proliferate, the two transformative technologies converge, forming something called AIoT (the artificial intelligence of things) or some may refer to it as the next generation of IoT. Sounds a […]
Giving people the ability to control objects with their voice has typically been the domain of big tech companies: Amazon Echo, Google Home, Apple’s Siri. Shenzhen-based hardware company Seeed Studio wants to change that. “You can take a plant and make it something you can talk to,” says Xiaobo Ye, the product manager of ReSpeaker. “Now, raising a plant […]
This year’s Global Mobile Internet Conference (GMIC) in Beijing went well and beyond smartphones, covering everything from drones to smart home devices, facial recognition to virtual reality (something we expect to see at most, if not all, tech conferences in China this year). Big data and artificial intelligence won the most limelight, underlining the fact that […]
As China looks to enter a new era of innovation-led tech, it hopes to leave behind its reputation for copying the world’s hardware. It’s a difficult task for a country that still finds itself constantly skirting IP issues. However, changes in global tech innovation could mean China’s innovation drive could look very different to its parallel […]