Baidu Upgrades Mobile Virtual Assistant With Local Commerce Services

by Greg Sterling
Baidu has upgraded its mobile virtual assistant to incorporate voice-powered local transactions. The virtual assistant, powered by artificial intelligence, is now known as “Duer.” That apparently translates as “Du Secretary.” One translation of the word “du” I saw was “to study, to learn.” Phonetically it also sounds like the English word “do,” as in to get things done.Read the full article