Tech companies rush to out-spoof each other in alarming AI comedy bonanza
Announcing joke projects on April Fool’s has become a trend among mainland tech companies in recent years. Here’s a round-up of this year’s best April Fool spoofs from China’s top tech firms, some which are so good that we wish they were true.
Canine Facial AI
Baidu officially “launched” its dog facial recognition technology, SAFI (System of Animal Facial Identification). A demo video on its official website showed a Labrador, with automatic access for its owner’s residential area and apartment with facial scans; going grocery shopping and paying with face swiping; and even picking up a package for its owner on the way back from a courier cabinet with facial-identification function.