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Bringing HPC Techniques to Deep Learning

February 21st, 2017|

Summary: Neural networks have grown in scale over the past several years, and training can require a massive amount of data and computational resources. To provide the required amount of compute power, we scale models to dozens of GPUs using a technique common in high-performance computing (HPC) but underused in deep learning. This technique, the [...]

PaddlePaddle and Kubernetes Join Forces, Helping Developers Efficiently Train Deep Learning Models

February 7th, 2017|

Kubernetes community announced today that PaddlePaddle, the open source deep learning framework originally developed by Baidu, is now compatible with Kubernetes, the cluster management system, making PaddlePaddle the only deep learning framework that officially supports Kubernetes to date. The compatibility will allow developers to conveniently train large models on all major global cloud service providers [...]

Baidu’s Melody: AI-Powered Conversational Bot for Doctors and Patients

October 18th, 2016|

Baidu has launched Melody, an AI-powered conversational bot designed to provide relevant information to doctors to assist with recommendations and treatment options. Melody incorporates advanced deep learning and natural language processing (NLP) technologies developed by Baidu. Melody integrates with Baidu Doctor, an app that Baidu launched in China in 2015. Andrew Ng, chief scientist, Baidu, said: [...]

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 Tech Review’s Smartest Companies list.

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 some of the techniques we've used here at Baidu's Silicon Valley AI Lab (SVAIL) to accelerate the training of recurrent neural networks. While Part [...]

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, talked about Baidu's work in AI. He also shared his thoughts around consumer artificial intelligence applications in terms of its impact, [...]

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 GTC.  Drop by to say hi, watch a demo of Deep Speech and learn about open job positions. - [...]

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 of 36 people in Shanghai on New Year’s Eve, 2014. The paper is titled "Early Warning of Human Crowds Based [...]

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, our mission is to create AI technology that lets us have a significant impact on hundreds of millions [...]

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

February 25th, 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 to mention science fiction writers) for many decades. But in recent years, thanks to some impressive advances in machine [...]