Caixin
Jul 12, 2017 04:51 PM
BUSINESS & TECH

Smart Speakers Poised to Wake Up AI-Powered Homes

Chinese tech giants have jumped into the smart speaker market in what will likely be a battle for the artificial intelligence-powered living room. Above, Apple’s Home Pad (top left), JD.com’s Dingdong Smart Speaker (bottom left), Google Home (second from the left), Alibaba’s Tian Mao Jing Ling X1 Smart Speaker (third from the left) and the Amazon Echo (fourth from the left). Photo: Caixin
Chinese tech giants have jumped into the smart speaker market in what will likely be a battle for the artificial intelligence-powered living room. Above, Apple’s Home Pad (top left), JD.com’s Dingdong Smart Speaker (bottom left), Google Home (second from the left), Alibaba’s Tian Mao Jing Ling X1 Smart Speaker (third from the left) and the Amazon Echo (fourth from the left). Photo: Caixin

(Beijing) — What will be the next hottest tech gadget to infiltrate people’s daily lives after smartphones and wearables? Many companies are placing their bets on smart speakers.

Equipped with voice-based artificial intelligence (AI) agents to interface with users, smart speakers are becoming the new darlings of tech firms as they search for competitive edge in the AI era.

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