Baidu’s new voice-controlled home robot is like an Amazon Echo with a screen called ‘Little Fish’ Conversational Computer – Baidu+”Little Fish” home assistant robot.
Baidu, China’s leading search engine, and Ainemo Inc., China’s top technology driven consumer electronic company, jointly unveiled “Little Fish” (Chinese name: Xiaoyu Zaijia), a voice-controlled family robot powered by Baidu’s AI at Digital Experience. With the partnership of these two industry leaders, “Little Fish” is positioned to become one of the top home assistants in the world.
“Little Fish” is powered by DuerOS, Baidu’s AI assistant platform. It takes the user experience to the next level with the addition of a screen that can show visual aids for more engaging user interactions and assistance. Users may interact with “Little Fish” through voice conversations to enjoy music, explore news, get answers, request on-demand services, manage calendars, control home appliances, make video calls and more. Unlike other AI assistants, “Little Fish” (Xiaoyu Zaijia) features a large screen, which opens up the ability to video chat and stream visual content directly from the device.
Baidu DuerOS is the conversational AI OS for everyone and everywhere. It is the gateway to Baidu’s extensive Internet ecosystem through the most natural user interface – voice. This ecosystem includes Baidu’s massive local services platform where tens of millions of people buy movie tickets, order takeout food, request cleaning services and more. The platform will not only allow users to easily get information but also to get access to a variety of on demand services (known in China as O2O or online to offline).
“Together with Ainemo Inc., we were able to combine the best hardware with state of the art AI technologies to deliver an advanced and easier user experience,” said Kun Jing, Chairman of Baidu A.I. Product Committee, GM of Baidu DuerOS.
“We believe family robots will be the next big category that will be a member of everybody’s home, but it has to be useful and reliable, helping to solve real problems in people’s lives,” said Chenfeng Song, founder and CEO of Ainemo Inc. “Chinese families, especially with kids and seniors, still have difficulty using today’s new technologies. They will now have the opportunity to connect with family members and manage their everyday life by simply talking to a robot. This is the ultimate A.I. virtual assistant, offering users a level of control and communication like never before.”
“A.I. is a valuable new tool that will surely change many industries and become the next trillion-dollar market,” said Dr. Kai-Fu Lee, founder & CEO of Sinovation Ventures. “With this smart device, people at home can free up their hands and have reliable assistance in a few key things like making phone calls and playing music, searching for information, etc. The assistant gets smarter over time by adding new skills and learning about the family’s behaviors.”
Featuring an “A.I. Brain,” “Little Fish” not only assists, but also learns. The innovative device expands its knowledge regularly, becoming smarter and more efficient day by day. Whether it is ordering takeout, purchasing movie tickets, or connecting with family, friends, or colleagues who are away from each other, “Little Fish” offers a caliber of assistance like never before.
Little Fish” home assistant, powered by the DuerOS conversational computer operating system. Speak to it to tell it what you want. Its large screen also makes browsing food delivery menus, videoconferencing, etc. easier.