Forbes – How A Smart Speaker Can Benefit Alibaba Over The Long Term

Alibaba can leverage its 450 million strong user base to garner support for its device. However, it will need to invest heavily in AI if it is to master the many dialects and regional pronunciations found in China.

July 6, 2017

‘Alibaba recently announced that it is launching a smart home speaker, termed Tmall Genie, in August this year. The smart speaker market has been heating up of late, as Google and Apple are looking to compete with Amazon’s Echo in the segment. While these tech giants are primarily selling their smart home devices in the U.S. and Europe, Chinese search engine giant Baidu is also looking to foray into the segment of family robots and personal voice assistants.’

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