On Wednesday, InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG)announced that it has cooperated with Baidu Inc to launch several AI smart rooms at its hotel in Sanlitun, located in Beijing's Chaoyang district.
The Global Times tested out the AI-activated speaker placed in the hotel room - developed by Baidu's DuerOS Platform - and found that guests can ask the smart assistant for basic information, such as the current travel time to the airport, as well as other types of room service like ordering food.
Another feature of the speaker is controlling hotel room facilities like lowering the temperature of the air conditioning, turning up the lights and drawing the curtains.
Regarding future plans, Lin Wang, vice president of marketing, IHG Greater China, said that the program will be carried out in 100 suites in IHG's hotels across China.
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