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.
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 [...]
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 Warp-CTC and read more here Warp-CTC Q&A Q. What is Warp-CTC? A. Warp-CTC is an open source implementation [...]
Coursera, the online education platform, is inviting people who have taken a Machine Learning course (either online or F2F) to share their stories about how it has impacted their life or career. The goal is to inspire other people around the world to explore Machine Learning. The stories will be collected and shared. The submitters of the most [...]
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 immediately sat on the bench and began to play. It turns out he is a talented musician who performs on [...]
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 [...]
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 can learn to recognize a face, it can learn to identify a virus. “You input the state of a system, [...]
Baidu Research announced the availability of FaceYou, a new face-morphing app on the Apple App Store today. FaceYou is an entertainment app that allows users to merge their own face with another face, capturing facial expressions and speech in real-time. With a click of a button, users can then record a video or photo to share [...]
Baidu showed off Duer's voice-activated capabilities with a version of the software embedded in a robot. Michael Kun of PC World today reported, "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 [...]
At Baidu's Silicon Valley AI Lab, we are hiring talented engineers, including new college grads, to focus on next-generation deep learning systems and algorithms.