A group of Chinese young people play on their mobile phone as they rest on a bench at a park in Beijing on November 7, 2013. Photo: AFP

Chinese developers pile in for the Next Big Thing in tech: voice-activated smart speakers

China’s tech companies are betting billions of research and development dollars that the next hit will be a successful version of the voice-activated home bot powered by artificial intelligence (AI), in the style of Apple’s HomePod, or Amazon’s Echo.

Topic |   Artificial intelligence

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A group of Chinese young people play on their mobile phone as they rest on a bench at a park in Beijing on November 7, 2013. Photo: AFP
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