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Saturday, July 06, 2019

Baidu DuerOS Update

Been a while since I have seen an update on Baidu's DuerOS, voice platform and assistant.   Here are some impressive numbers, especially regarding installed base, especially appliances.

Baidu’s DuerOS voice platform is now on 400 million devices
By Kyle Wiggers     @KYLE_L_WIGGERS

A self-driving milestone and an AI accelerator partnership with Intel weren’t the only high points of Baidu’s Create conference in Beijing this week. The company took the wraps off DuerOS 5.0, its latest-gen natural language platform, and revealed that DuerOS’ install base recently passed 400 million as voice queries topped 3.6 billion. The former metric is up substantially from 150 million last November and 100 million last August, when DuerOS reached the 800 million-query mark.

For the uninitiated, DuerOS is a suite of software developer kits (SDKs), APIs, and turnkey solutions that enable original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) to integrate the platform with smart speakers, refrigerators, washing machines, set-top boxes, and more. .... " 

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