On Wednesday, Baidu released an app called “Wonder” which aims to provide information services to young people. The app will cover life services, exam information, entertainment and more. A unique feature of the app is the display of âDigital Simonâ, a virtual image of Chinese actor Gong Jun. The actor’s image was previously launched in the Baidu app and is now used in the Wonder app. The app will also feature interactive real-time communication functionality.
On November 29, Baidu App unveiled Digital Simon, the first super realistic digital person in China who can interact with users in the app. In Wonder, Simon’s intelligent voice interaction ability has been further improved.
According to Chinese media outlet Lanjinger, after having a conversation with Simon, his reporter discovered that the digital actor can cope with most dialogue scenarios and research needs in everyday life. Its emotional communication content also caters to the needs of young people for immersive communication and real-life experience.
As an application for young users, Wonder covers two functional modules: âefficiencyâ and âentertainmentâ.
The “Efficiency” module includes learning functions such as selecting the school to study abroad, scanning documents, analyzing teaching assistants, etc. out, express delivery, house rentals, buying guides, among others.
The âEntertainmentâ module integrates current topics and provides users with entertainment resources such as novels, games, cartoons and videos, creating a complete entertainment space for young users.
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In addition to providing users with hands-on learning, life support, and entertainment services, Wonder is also a search app that supports three types of search: photo, voice, and text. It also supports two modes of use: “Zen” and “Zao”.
Zen mode (a Chinese character for “meditation”) indicates that the user interface is simplified and focuses only on research while Zao mode (a Chinese character for “restless movement”) aggregates trending topics from the set. network, allowing users to search while looking at something else in the app itself. Wonder will also be releasing more mods in the future and continuously improving their service experience.