Alibaba presented its AliGenie open voice platform at the 2017 Hangzhou Yunqi Conference on Oct 12 to offer solutions for companies in smart home, new manufacturing, new retail, accommodation and airline industries. Voice interaction is used in more devices, industries and scenarios beside the existing smart speaker application.
Alibaba’s artificial intelligence lab released its first smart speaker Tmall Genie X1 in July loaded with AliGenie operating system. It now has over 100 voice interaction features, such as entertainment, news, shopping, appliance control, life assistant and child education.
AliGenie will open voice interaction, natural language processing, cloud service, SDK and one-stop software/hardware for developers in speaker, TV, toy, OTT box, projector and auto industries. Manufacturers and Alibaba will jointly develop solutions for their products and launch joint marketing campaigns. For example, the smart story telling device in the shape of Thomas locomotive will be available early next year.