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 [...]

2017-05-22T07:07:32-07:00 March 7th, 2016|

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 [...]

2017-05-22T07:07:32-07:00 November 9th, 2015|

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

An example of how to search educational materials in Mongolian on Wenku. 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, [...]

2017-05-22T07:07:33-07:00 September 28th, 2015|

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

Baidu’s Student Q&A App 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 undisclosed Series A funding round. The new capital was provided by Sequoia China [...]

2017-05-22T07:07:34-07:00 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 structures may take a decade or longer. In the meantime, with the use of advanced technologies and digital photographs, the [...]

2017-05-22T07:07:35-07:00 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 Lab, we are hiring talented engineers, including new college grads, to focus on next-generation deep learning systems [...]

2017-05-22T07:07:37-07:00 February 12th, 2015|