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Baidu Research Announces New Open Source Deep Learning Benchmark

September 26th, 2016|

Today at the O’Reilly AI Conference in New York, Baidu Research announced DeepBench, the first open source benchmarking tool for evaluating deep learning performance across different hardware platforms.

The announcement was made during a presentation by […]

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

September 13th, 2016|

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 […]

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

September 8th, 2016|

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 […]

Baidu Awarded Autonomous Vehicle Testing Permit by California DMV

September 1st, 2016|

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 […]

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

August 26th, 2016|

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 […]

Baidu’s Silicon Valley AI Lab is Hiring!

August 19th, 2016|

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 […]

Baidu Launches New Augmented Reality Platform for Smartphones

August 3rd, 2016|

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 […]

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

July 15th, 2016|

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 […]

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

July 12th, 2016|

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 […]

SVAIL Tech Notes: Optimizing RNNs with Differentiable Graphs

June 15th, 2016|

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 […]

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

June 8th, 2016|

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 […]

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

May 26th, 2016|

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 […]

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

May 24th, 2016|

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 […]

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

May 16th, 2016|

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 […]

Adam Coates Speaks to TechEmergence about Future of Speech Recognition

May 6th, 2016|

Adam Coates sat down recently with Daniel Faggella from TechEmergence at our Sunnyvale office for an interview about AI, Speech Recognition and Natural Language Processing.

During the interview, Coates, Director of Baidu Silicon Valley AI Lab, […]

Washington Post Interviews Andrew Ng on Impact of Driverless Cars on Society

May 5th, 2016|

In the new Washington Post offices at One Franklin Square last week, Baidu Chief Scientist Andrew Ng met with the Post’s Matt McFarland to discuss the hot topic of self-driving cars.

Below is an extract from […]

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

April 5th, 2016|

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 […]

Baidu Researchers to Present at GPU Tech Conference

March 31st, 2016|

Baidu Research will participate in next week’s GPU Tech Conference in San Jose, California. Here’s a rundown of some of our activities there:

– Exhibit Hall: Baidu will have a table in the “AI Playground” at […]

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

March 29th, 2016|

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 […]

SVAIL Tech Notes: A Look at Persistent Recurrent Neural Nets

March 25th, 2016|

Today we posted a new Tech Note in which Greg Diamos, a research scientist at Baidu’s Silicon Valley AI Lab, discusses a new technique for speeding up the training of deep recurrent neural networks.

Greg explains:

At SVAIL, […]

Wired: Andrew Ng, Yuanqing Lin on Autonomous Driving

March 15th, 2016|

Today Wired published an opinion piece by Baidu’s Andrew Ng and Yuanqing Lin titled “Self-Driving Cars Won’t Work Until We Change Our Roads—And Attitudes.”

The authors write:

“Safe autonomous cars will require modest infrastructure changes, designs that […]

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

March 7th, 2016|

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 […]

San Jose Mercury News: Q&A with Andrew Ng

March 7th, 2016|

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: […]

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

January 14th, 2016|

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 […]

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

December 9th, 2015|

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 […]