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MIT Tech Review Features Baidu’s Deep Speech in Top 10 List of Breakthrough Technologies

MIT Tech Review released its annual Top 10 Breakthrough Technologies list this week, featuring Baidu’s Deep Speech in the category of “Conversational Interfaces.”

Reporter Will Knight writes: “Voice interfaces have been a dream of technologists (not to mention science fiction writers) for many decades. But in recent years, thanks to some impressive advances in machine learning, […]

March 7th, 2016|

San Jose Mercury News: Q&A with Andrew Ng

Pete Carey of the San Jose Mercury News caught up with Baidu Chief Scientist Andrew Ng recently to ask him about deep learning, autonomous driving and more. Here are a few Q&A’s from the interview:

Pete: Are people ready for self-driving cars?

Andrew: An analogy is that once upon a time the United States had to move […]

March 7th, 2016|

Baidu’s Silicon Valley AI Lab Releases Warp-CTC, Open Source AI Software

Today Baidu’s Silicon Valley AI Lab (SVAIL) released Warp-CTC, open source software for the machine learning community. Warp-CTC can be used to solve supervised problems that map an input sequence to an output sequence, such as speech recognition. 

Get Warp-CTC and read more here 

Warp-CTC Q&A

Q. What is Warp-CTC?

A. Warp-CTC is an open source implementation of the CTC algorithm for […]

January 14th, 2016|

“Deep Speech” From Baidu’s Silicon Valley AI Lab Recognizes Both English and Mandarin With Single Learning Algorithm

At the NIPS conference today in Montreal, SVAIL unveiled new results for Deep Speech. Results include the ability to accurately recognize both English and Mandarin with a single learning algorithm. 

The Deep Speech system, which was announced last year, initially focused on improving English speech recognition accuracy in noisy environments (for example, restaurants, cars and public […]

December 9th, 2015|

SVAIL Tech Notes: Deploying Deep Neural Networks Efficiently

Deep neural networks are increasingly important for powering AI-based applications but deploying them at scale is a challenge. In this video, Christopher Fougner, Research Scientist in Baidu Research’s Silicon Valley AI Lab, talks about how we use GPUs to solve this problem.

Some key points made by Chris:

Deep neural networks are increasingly important for powering AI-based applications like […]

November 25th, 2015|

SVAIL’s Bryan Catanzaro on HPC and Deep Learning

Advancements in High Performance Computing are enabling researchers worldwide to make great progress in AI. In this video, Bryan Catanzaro, senior researcher in Baidu Research’s Silicon Valley AI Lab, talks about AI projects at Baidu and how the team uses HPC to scale deep learning.

Some key points made by Bryan:

Progress in AI depends on reducing […]

November 24th, 2015|

Baidu Appoints Yuanqing Lin, Computer Vision Expert, to Lead Baidu Research’s Institute of Deep Learning

Baidu Research, a division of Baidu, Inc. , today announced it has appointed Yuanqing Lin as director of the Institute of Deep Learning (IDL). Lin, whose appointment takes effect today, reports to Andrew Ng, Baidu’s chief scientist and leader of Baidu Research. Lin most recently served as head of the Media Analytics Department at NEC […]

November 9th, 2015|

Baidu, the ‘Chinese Google,’ Is Teaching AI to Spot Malware

Baidu is now using deep neural nets to help drive our security software. We are teaching a neural net to identify new malware by feeding it scads of known malware. Just as a neural net can learn to recognize a face, it can learn to identify a virus.

“You input the state of a system, and […]

November 9th, 2015|

Happy Halloween! Baidu Research Introduces FaceYou

Baidu Research released the availability of FaceYou, a new face-morphing app on the Apple App Store today.

FaceYou is an entertainment app that allows users to merge their own face with another face, capturing facial expressions and speech in real-time. With a click of a button, users can then record a video or photo […]

October 29th, 2015|

Baidu to Build China’s Largest Online Education Resource Platform for Minority Nationality Languages

Baidu, China’s largest search engine, recently announced an initiative on its Baidu Library (Wenku) platform to provide translations of educational materials in the native languages of several Chinese ethnic minority groups.

Education materials for primary and middle schools, including homework exercises, teachers’ class preparation notes, and teachers’ presentation decks, will be made freely available in Uygur, […]

September 28th, 2015|