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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|

SVAIL Tech Notes: A Look at Persistent Recurrent Neural Nets

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: [...]

March 25th, 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 [...]

February 25th, 2016|

SVAIL Tech Notes: *Around the World in 60 Days

  Read the full post here. Ryan Prenger and Tony Han, research scientists at Baidu’s Silicon Valley AI Lab, have posted a Tech Note about how SVAIL enabled the Baidu Deep Speech system to recognize [...]

February 9th, 2016|

Andrew Ng on Quora: AI, Cars, Careers and More

Andrew Ng, chief scientist at Baidu, answered user-submitted questions on Quora this week. He covered a range of topics, from deep learning and autonomous driving to career development.  See Andrew's Quora Q&A session here.  Some [...]

February 3rd, 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 [...]

January 14th, 2016|

Notes from NIPS 2015

The annual NIPS (Neural Information Processing Systems) Conference was held last week in Montreal, drawing a record 4000 attendees. Baidu Research sent a team of people, including Sharan Narang from the SVAIL (Silicon Valley AI Lab) systems team. This [...]

December 17th, 2015|

“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, [...]

December 9th, 2015|

A Look Inside: Q&A with Zhenyao Zhu, SVAIL Intern

Today’s Q&A features Zhenyao Zhu, a PhD candidate who is completing a six-month internship at Baidu Research's Silicon Valley AI Lab. Zhenyao will soon be returning to the Chinese University of Hong Kong for the [...]

December 4th, 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 [...]

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 [...]

November 25th, 2015|

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 [...]

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, 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 [...]

November 9th, 2015|

SVAIL Tech Notes: Optimizing RNN Performance

Erich Elsen, systems researcher at Baidu’s Silicon Valley AI Lab, has written a blog post on “Optimizing RNN Performance.”  This is the first in a series of technical posts by SVAIL researchers and engineers on AI techniques, [...]

September 30th, 2015|