The original Baidu hardware ecological channel department upgraded to hardware ecological channel division, by Yang Yongcheng responsible, focused on first-party hardware production, electricity supplier building and channel development; the original Baidu intelligent hardware division upgraded to Raven Studio studio, from Lu Cheng responsible for focusing on the exploration of the frontier product form. The above-mentioned business executives report directly to Lu Qi.
The integration means that Baidu will further focus on the strategic focus of interactive artificial intelligence, a clear division of work team, play a team advantage, continue to increase the layout of Baidu smart hardware.
Meanwhile, Raven H speakers released at the Baidu World Congress in November last year also began spot sales. Although previously there are already scheduled users received the product, but the official website of the product has been required 4 to 6 weeks of the arrival cycle.
According to the data disclosed by Baidu's annual report, as of January 2018, the number of activated smart devices equipped with DuerOS has exceeded 50 million and the monthly active equipment has exceeded 10 million.