The portable virtual reality headset from iQiyi, the Netflix-style online video-streaming company controlled by Baidu. Photo: Handout

Baidu pulls virtual girlfriend from VR product after sexism concerns

iQiyi unit of Baidu issues apology and pulls female virtual digital assistant function from its virtual reality headset

Topic |   AR/VR

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The portable virtual reality headset from iQiyi, the Netflix-style online video-streaming company controlled by Baidu. Photo: Handout
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Li Tao

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Celia Chen

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