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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

August 3rd, 2016|

Baidu Enhances Open Cloud Computing Service with New AI and Big Data Offerings

This week, Baidu announced three new platforms for business customers who use Baidu Open Cloud in China. At the launch ceremony, Baidu CEO Robin Li commented: “Baidu’s unique strengths in AI and big data differentiate us from traditional […]

July 15th, 2016|

New Mobile Game Taps Into Augmented Reality to Teach Kids about Safety

Baidu, in partnership with Yili Group and the Mango V Foundation, rolled out a new mobile game to promote education about child safety in China.

The game uses “augmented reality” to create an interactive experience for […]

June 8th, 2016|

Baidu Signs Deal with Chinese City Wuhu to Build Autonomous Driving Zone

Baidu has signed a cooperation agreement with the city of Wuhu to build a transportation zone dedicated to autonomous driving vehicles. The zone will be the first of its kind in China.

Wuhu is located in […]

May 16th, 2016|

Baidu’s Silicon Valley AI Lab Announces Collaboration with Peel at GPU Tech Conference

Baidu Research and Peel announced that Baidu’s Deep Speech technology is being integrated into Peel’s smart home platform to create next-generation voice-enabled products.

Peel offers a popular universal remote app for smartphones and tablets. It has more […]

April 5th, 2016|

Big Data vs. Big Crowds – New Research from Baidu’s Big Data Lab

Baidu’s Big Data Lab has released a paper detailing how to use big data analytics to predict large-scale crowd formation and warn people of potentially deadly stampede events, like the tragic one that claimed the lives […]

March 29th, 2016|

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 […]

March 7th, 2016|

Jerry Kaplan on AI, Robots and Society; Future Will Be “More Like Star Trek Than Terminator”

Baidu recently invited Jerry Kaplan, computer scientist, futurist, author and entrepreneur, for a discussion with employees at Baidu’s Silicon Valley office.

The meeting started with a surprise. Jerry saw the piano in the Baidu café and […]

November 19th, 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 […]

November 9th, 2015|

Baidu Recycle recognized by UN as a top Global Solution

Baidu Recycle has been recognized as one of the “Global Solutions” by the United Nations, which held its Solutions Summit on September 27 in New York City. The Solutions Summit honored exceptional innovators delivering solutions […]

October 28th, 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 […]

September 28th, 2015|

Baidu adds an AI personal assistant, Duer, to its mobile search app

By Michael Kan

As Microsoft’s virtual assistant Cortana introduces herself to new Windows 10 users around the world, Chinese search giant Baidu is adding its own AI, Duer, to a mobile app used by millions of […]

September 10th, 2015|

Baidu’s Student Q&A App Zuoyebang Lands Investment From Sequoia and Legend Capital

By Jon Russell

Baidu, China’s largest search engine and an investor in Uber, is giving its Zuoyebang ‘after school’ service, which helps school students with their studies, wings of its own after it revealed that the business raised an […]

September 10th, 2015|

Baidu Launches Initiative to Restore Nepal Cultural Sites in Virtual 3D

Tragically, a powerful earthquake struck Nepal on April 25, killing and injuring thousands of people and destroying historical buildings and monuments, many of which are categorized as UNESCO World Cultural Heritage sites.

The damage is so severe that physical restoration of the […]

May 6th, 2015|

New Machine Learning Engineer Position!

Baidu Research is Hiring

Are you looking for a place where your engineering skills will make a difference?

Have you taken an AI class and want to dive deeper?

Are you intrigued by the huge potential of deep learning?

At Baidu’s Silicon Valley AI […]

February 12th, 2015|