Matthew Miller
Mar 23, 2018

Alibaba turns its Genie into a cat that reads bedtime stories

AI-enabled virtual creature can also read from medicine packages.

AI-enabled virtual creature can also read from medicine packages.

Alibaba's AI Labs said it has upgraded the AI platform behind its Tmall Genie smart speaker, adding visual-recognition capabilities that allow the device to scan and read over 100 sets of children's books as well as 40,000 medicine boxes, according to the company.

Genie owners need to buy an RMB 49 US$7.73 phone holder attachment branded the XHolder and then scan a QR code to enable Genie FireEye, a new function in the...

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