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Baidu Wins New Patent Right for Intelligent Sleep Coaxing

Yusuf Balogun
Yusuf Balogun
Yusuf is a law graduate and freelance journalist with a keen interest in tech reporting.

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Over the years, Baidu has been known for its unending contribution towards inventing new technology solutions. Back in April this year, the firm was ranked first in terms of patent applications related to deep learning and autonomous driving across the globe last year.

According to a white paper issued by the company then, as of April, Baidu has filed more than 22,000 AI-related patent applications worldwide, among which over 16,000 patents have been applied in China, and it was granted more than 4,600 AI-related patents in the country, 

However, it is reported today that the Chinese multinational technology company Beijing Baidu Netcom Technology Co., Ltd has also been granted a new patent right on intelligent sleep coaxing. According to the Qichacha APP, Baidu won the patent for a sleep coaxing method, device, electronic equipment, storage medium, and program product. 

The new patent for intelligent sleep coaxing was applied on June 14, 2022, as an invention publication type. According to the Qichacha patent abstract, this application relates to artificial intelligence, particularly the technical domains of virtual technology and robotics

However, it is acknowledged that the precise implementation strategy entails showing an avatar’s appearance; if the sleep-coaxing item needs to sleep, the avatar can play the initial sleep-coaxing audio, realizing intelligent sleep coaxing.

In other words, Baidu’s latest patent calls for the deployment of virtual individuals in place of actual ones to lull people to sleep.

Meanwhile, it should be noted that it is not difficult to discover that in recent years, the virtual human industry in my nation has prospered and that the usage of virtual humans has grown steadily in scope and size. 

According to the pertinent data, the virtual digital human race track in the country has received more funding and investment as of September 2022 than it did the previous year, totaling 2.49 billion yuan. Baidu is headquartered in Beijing’s Haidian District and specializes in Internet-related services, products, and artificial intelligence.


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