Qualcomm and Baidu will work together to optimise Baidu’s DuerOS conversational AI system for smartphones.
DuerOS launched in 2017 and currently has 130 partners – making it the top choice for third-party hardware manufacturers in China.
Compatible devices include refrigerators, air conditioners, mobile phones, TV set-top boxes, storytelling machines, and smart speakers.
The collaboration will use the experience of the companies to optimise DuerOS with Qualcomm Aqstic hardware and software.
The partnership will include always-on, low-power voice activation running on the Qualcomm Aqstic audio codec (WCD934x, WCD9335, WCD9326) supporting DuerOS.
The companies also aim to support an optimised DuerOS reference application for software releases on Snapdragon mobile platforms.