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

2017-05-22T04:01:04+00:00 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 [...]

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

2017-05-22T04:01:05+00:00 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 Warp-CTC and read more here  Warp-CTC Q&A Q. What is Warp-CTC? A. Warp-CTC is an open source implementation [...]

Jerry Kaplan on AI, Robots and Society; Future Will Be “More Like Star Trek Than Terminator”

2017-05-22T04:01:05+00:00 November 19th, 2015|

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

2017-05-22T04:01:05+00:00 November 9th, 2015|

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, the ‘Chinese Google,’ Is Teaching AI to Spot Malware

2015-11-24T01:03:10+00:00 November 9th, 2015|

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, [...]

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