Robots with the 'write' stuff

Robots writing calligraphy couplets for employees at Alibaba's headquarters in Hangzhou, China, on Monday, ahead of the Chinese New Year. Employees were invited to "wake up" AliCloud artificial intelligence ET, talk to it and then get tailored Chines
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Robots writing calligraphy couplets for employees at Alibaba's headquarters in Hangzhou, China, on Monday, ahead of the Chinese New Year. Employees were invited to "wake up" AliCloud artificial intelligence ET, talk to it and then get tailored Chinese New Year couplets written using its face-recognition and voice-analysis functions.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on January 19, 2017, with the headline 'Robots with the 'write' stuff'. Print Edition | Subscribe