Baidu has launched an artificial intelligence service to help the Chinese automaker automate its manufacturing operations, in a bid to boost its growth.
The service will allow the company to analyze customer orders and create automated processes for production, according to the report, which was published by the financial newspaper in the first half of 2017.
Baidu says it has created its own AI platform to help automate tasks and workflows.
It says it hopes to launch the service in the second half of 2018.
“We believe that by using AI to automate our processes, we can provide the best products and service to our customers and increase our productivity and profits,” the company said in a statement.
“Our AI will help us reduce the time spent by workers, improve our customer experience and enhance our competitiveness.”
Baidus artificial intelligence platform is similar to those developed by Google, according the article.
Google’s AI is already available in its own cars and self-driving cars, while Uber’s self-serve app already allows users to order food online.
The Chinese automakers say the technology is a natural extension of the company’s existing manufacturing infrastructure, but they are not sure exactly how it will work.
“It will be more complicated to use the AI to do the actual work than to simply take advantage of the capabilities of artificial intelligence,” the article said.