Baidu, the Chinese internet search giant is making a serious push into smart speakers by launching the Raven H, a home speaker with a sleek futuristic design. In its maiden push into the market for smart homes, the company introduced the home speaker and a couple of robots.
Touted as part of the Raven Series, the products were unveiled during the Baidu World conference in Beijing. According to Jesse Lyu, the founder of Raven Tech, each product in the new Raven series is integrated with Baidu’s latest artificial intelligence technologies. These include computer vision, facial recognition and voice activation. The company’s Apollo autonomous driving technology is used in its robots.