Baidu’s new smart speaker is a level of weird we should all strive for


Baidu’s new smart speaker is a level of weird we should all strive for

Baidu, China’s answer to Google, recently unveiled its new smart speaker design, as well as prototype future versions. The devices look nothing like what we’ve come to expect from such devices — and I’m all for that.

‘Humans & machines have been interacting w/ one another for years, but raven H aims to create a world in which this interaction is seamless.’ – Cheng (Jesse) Lyu, Raven founder & Baidu GM https://t.co/2lrqrxtgUs#BaiduWorld ~*Bring #AI to Life*~ pic.twitter.com/HQFun4bKmR

— Baidu Inc. (@Baidu_Inc) November 16, 2017

Eschewing any sleekness that might have invited comparisons with Amazon’s Echo or Apple’s HomePod, the Raven H looks like a stack of rainbow-colored coasters. The top coaster has a light display, a touch interface, and detaches from the stack to act…

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