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

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

SVAIL Tech Notes: Optimizing RNNs with Differentiable Graphs

2017-05-22T04:01:04+00:00 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

2017-05-22T04:01:04+00:00 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

2017-05-22T04:01:04+00:00 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

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 [...]

SVAIL Tech Notes: A Look at Persistent Recurrent Neural Nets

2017-05-22T04:01:04+00:00 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

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

SVAIL Tech Notes: *Around the World in 60 Days

2017-05-22T04:01:05+00:00 February 9th, 2016|

  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 Mandarin in about sixty days, an ambitious project. They write: ...In just a few months, we produced a Mandarin speech [...]

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

2017-05-22T04:01:05+00:00 February 3rd, 2016|

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 examples:  Q. What do you think of deep learning?  A. Deep learning is an amazing tool that is helping numerous [...]

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 [...]