Smart speakers, other AI-enabled devices poised to become the Next Big Thing in China

China, already the world’s biggest smartphone and internet market, appears set to become a major consumer of a range of gadgets enabled with artificial intelligence (AI), including voice-activated smart speakers and robots for the home, according to a new study. Interest in such AI devices was found to be the strongest among consumers in emerging […]


Nietzsche-quoting Cheetah Mobile CEO literally takes a plunge into AI-enabled robots, speakers

One moment, Cheetah Mobile CEO Fu Sheng was on stage at Beijing’s Water Cube telling the gathered journalists about his decision to push the app and livestreaming company into hardware, the next he was standing pool-side, before diving into the same pool that hosted the 2008 Olympic Games swimming competition. The 40-year-old, who has a […]