China’s Xiaomi eyes artificial intelligence market

Chinese smartphone giant Xiaomi plans to enter the artificial intelligence (AI) market by becoming an AI component provider for traditional electronics manufacturers looking to make their products intelligent, according to a top executive. “Our artificial intelligence technology will be everywhere,” co-founder and vice-president Wong Kong Kat told the South China Morning Post on Wednesday. He expects the company’s thrust to result in a wider adoption of intelligent devices in the future. “Even a chair can be smart enough to understand you and move to where you would be seated,” said Wong, who now leads the company’s efforts in AI and virtual reality. Xiaomi on track to enter drone market this year They are the twin focuses of the recently established Xiaomi Exploration Lab, a department in Xiaomi similar to Google’s…


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