Audiences who showed up a bit late on July 3, at the 2019 Baidu Create AI Developer Conference might have thought Robin Li, founder and CEO of Baidu has put on too much hair product when giving the opening speech of today's event.
On Feb. 28, Baidu launched two new AI-based IoT smart devices for the Chinese market– Xiaodu TV Mate and the Xiaodu Smart Display 1S.
The global shipments of smart speakers grew 197 percent year-over-year in Q3 of 2018, reaching a record-breaking amount of 22.7 million, according to Strategy Analytics' quarterly report. Chinese companies Alibaba, Baidu and Xiaomi were among the top five brands.
Smart speakers, voice interaction and interconnection functions in smart home appliances were the critical developments in the Chinese smart devices market in the first quarter of 2018.