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SVAIL’s Bryan Catanzaro on HPC and Deep Learning

November 25th, 2015|

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 and how the team uses HPC to scale deep learning. Some key points made by Bryan: Progress in AI depends [...]

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

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

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

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, [...]

SVAIL Tech Notes: Optimizing RNN Performance

September 30th, 2015|

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, tips and trends. Erich writes:   “Most researchers engaging in neural network research have been using GPUs for training for [...]

What’s New in Deep Learning – A Talk by Baidu Researchers

September 23rd, 2015|

SF Meetup is hosting an event at NVIDIA on October 6th, 2015 on the topic of What’s New in Deep Learning - A Talk by Baidu Researchers. Awni Hannun and Erich Elsen from Baidu Research will share some insights from their groundbreaking work at Baidu Research and its application to complex speech recognition. Awni previously [...]

A Look Inside: Q&A with Jim Fan, SVAIL Summer Intern

September 4th, 2015|

Today’s Q&A features Jim Fan, an undergrad intern in Baidu Research’s SVAIL (Silicon Valley AI Lab). Jim will soon be returning to Columbia University for his senior year. Jim Fan Q: Jim, what are you working on at Baidu? Jim: I am building a new interface to the AI Lab’s training system that [...]

A Look Inside: Perspectives from Baidu IDL Summer Interns

September 1st, 2015|

Welcome to the newest post in our interview series: “A Look Inside”. Today’s post highlights Hieu Pham and Liang-chieh Chen, interns in Baidu Research’s IDL (Institute of Deep Learning).

Adam Coates of Baidu Research Recognized by MIT Technology Review; Earns Spot on Annual “Innovators Under 35” List

August 18th, 2015|

Today, MIT Technology Review revealed its annual list of Innovators Under 35 and announced that Dr. Adam Coates of Baidu Research has been recognized as a visionary for his work in the field of software.

Baidu Research: Making Progress in Multi-Lingual Speech Recognition

August 12th, 2015|

Baidu Research’s Silicon Valley AI Lab (SVAIL) is developing a next-generation speech recognition system named Deep Speech, which converts spoken words directly to transcribed output. Q & A with Awni Hannun and Bryan Catanzaro.