Baidu envisions robot cars with echo-like home gadget


Baidu Inc has unveiled its latest plans to stake out a spot in the burgeoning field of artificial intelligence, including a partnership with Nvidia Corp to develop driver-less cars and a home gadget akin to Amazon.com Inc's popular Echo.

Chief Executive Officer Robin Li is banking on artificial intelligence (AI) to jumpstart a slowing internet search and advertising business. It will be the single most important technology in the internet sector, the company founder told investors, employees and analysts gathered at the Baidu World conference.

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