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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, [...]

SVAIL Tech Notes: Optimizing RNN Performance

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

2015-11-24T02:01:06+00:00 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

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

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

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

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