Baidu Recognized by Forbes on World’s Most Innovative Companies List

Baidu has been named to the Forbes’ World’s Most Innovative Companies list, an annual ranking based on a company’s “innovation premium.” Baidu is listed at #29.

This news comes shortly after Baidu was named to MIT Tech Review’s Smartest Companies list.

September 13th, 2016|

New Sinica Podcast Features Baidu Chief Scientist Andrew Ng on AI, Tech Scenes in US and China, and More

Kaiser Kuo and Jeremy Goldkorn, founders of the Sinica Podcast, dropped by Baidu’s Silicon Valley office for a lively discussion with Andrew Ng. You can listen the Sept. 8 podcast here.

Here’s a sampling of Andrew Ng’s responses and insights:

U.S. internet ecosystem vs Chinese Internet ecosystem.

“The U.S. Internet ecosystems and the Chinese Internet ecosystems have evolved […]

September 8th, 2016|

Baidu Awarded Autonomous Vehicle Testing Permit by California DMV

The California Department of Motor Vehicles has issued Baidu USA an Autonomous Vehicle Testing Permit earlier this week, allowing the company to test its autonomous driving technologies in the state.

“We will start testing our autonomous driving technologies on public roads very soon in California,” says Jing Wang, SVP of Baidu and General Manager of Baidu’s […]

September 1st, 2016|

Baidu’s Duer Personal Assistant Has New Talent: Sports Commentary

Badu’s Duer, which launched in 2015, has added a new skill to its repertoire. In addition to booking flights and ordering movie tickets, it can now hold its own as a sports announcer.

In conjunction with the Rio Olympics this week, Logan Bradley of SportTechie wrote an informative story about Duer’s new talents.

“Through new, innovative uses […]

August 26th, 2016|

Baidu’s Silicon Valley AI Lab is Hiring!

Baidu’s Silicon Valley Artificial Intelligence Lab (SVAIL) has an ambitious mission: focus on cutting-edge AI research in areas such as speech recognition and translate this research into products that impact millions of users.

We call this philosophy “end-to-end” — with one end being the activities that bring about new ideas, and the other end being products […]

August 19th, 2016|

Baidu Launches New Augmented Reality Platform for Smartphones

Today Baidu announced DuSee, a new augmented reality (AR) platform developed for smartphones. DuSee will be integrated into Baidu’s flagship platform apps, such as the Mobile Baidu search app, which has a user base of hundreds of millions of monthly active mobile users.

DuSee is a collaboration between Baidu Research’s Institute of Deep Learning (IDL) and […]

August 3rd, 2016|

Baidu’s Autonomous Car Team Announces Cooperation with City of Wuzhen

On July 3, Baidu announced an agreement with the Wuzhen Tourism Bureau to initiate a project to bring autonomous cars to the city. The goal is to enable tourists to book the cars to visit popular sightseeing areas.

The news was covered by Cate Cadell of TechNode, who reported:

Just two months after Baidu announced the launch of […]

July 12th, 2016|

SVAIL Tech Notes: Optimizing RNNs with Differentiable Graphs

This week we posted a new Tech Note in which Jesse Engel discusses a new technique for speeding up the training of deep recurrent neural networks. This is Part II of a multi-part series detailing some of the techniques we’ve used here at Baidu’s Silicon Valley AI Lab (SVAIL) to accelerate the training of recurrent […]

June 15th, 2016|

Q&A with Top Coder Tiancheng Lou, Baidu Autonomous Driving Team

Top coder Tiancheng Lou, also known as “ACRush” and “Bishop Lou,” recently joined Baidu to pursue his interest in autonomous driving.

Tiancheng has a history with Baidu, having won the national Baidu Programming Contest in 2005 while at Tsinghua University. Additionally, Tiancheng won Google’s Code Jam competition in 2008 and 2009. Previously, he worked at Quora […]

May 26th, 2016|

Bloomberg’s Emily Chang and Jack Clark in Conversation with Andrew Ng

On a sunny day in San Francisco this week, Baidu’s Andrew Ng joined Emily Chang and Jack Clark at Bloomberg TV for a discussion on AI, speech recognition, autonomous driving and more.

Here’s a clip from the conversation:

May 24th, 2016|