Smart cat shelter uses AI to let strays inside — but no dogs allowed

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You might know Baidu for its search engine, but it's looking to make a mark in the feline world too. The Chinese internet giant has released what it's claimed to be the first AI-powered smart cat shelter, which was put together by one of the company's engineers, Wan Xi. "At first, I just wanted to provide them with a warm place in winter with food and water that is not frozen," Wan told state media. As detailed in Baidu's blog post, what's novel about this use of AI is the camera at the front of the shelter's door. For stray cats, winter is almost fatal. Using #AI and Baidu's #EasyDL platform, a Baidu engineer has devised an AI Smart Cattery to shelter stray cats and help them survive Beijing's cold winter.