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

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: [...]

Baidu Research Announces New Open Source Deep Learning Benchmark

September 26th, 2016|

Today at the O’Reilly AI Conference in New York, Baidu Research announced DeepBench, the first open source benchmarking tool for evaluating deep learning performance across different hardware platforms. The announcement was made during a presentation by Greg Diamos and Sharan Narang of Baidu Research's Silicon Valley AI Lab. "Deep learning developers and researchers want to [...]

Baidu’s Duer Personal Assistant Has New Talent: Sports Commentary

August 26th, 2016|

Badu’s Duer, which launched in 2015, has added a new skill to its repertoire. In addition to booking flights and ordering movie tickets, it can now hold its own as a sports announcer. In conjunction with the Rio Olympics this week, Logan Bradley of SportTechie wrote an informative story about Duer’s new talents. “Through new, [...]

Baidu’s Silicon Valley AI Lab is Hiring!

August 19th, 2016|

Baidu’s Silicon Valley Artificial Intelligence Lab (SVAIL) has an ambitious mission: focus on cutting-edge AI research in areas such as speech recognition and translate this research into products that impact millions of users. We call this philosophy “end-to-end” — with one end being the activities that bring about new ideas, and the other end being [...]

Baidu Launches New Augmented Reality Platform for Smartphones

August 3rd, 2016|

Today Baidu announced DuSee, a new augmented reality (AR) platform developed for smartphones. DuSee will be integrated into Baidu’s flagship platform apps, such as the Mobile Baidu search app, which has a user base of hundreds of millions of monthly active mobile users. DuSee is a collaboration between Baidu Research’s Institute of Deep Learning (IDL) [...]

SVAIL Tech Notes: A Look at Persistent Recurrent Neural Nets

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 [...]

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

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 [...]

Notes from NIPS 2015

December 17th, 2015|

The annual NIPS (Neural Information Processing Systems) Conference was held last week in Montreal, drawing a record 4000 attendees. Baidu Research sent a team of people, including Sharan Narang from the SVAIL (Silicon Valley AI Lab) systems team. This was Sharan's first time at NIPS and he shares notes about his experience below: Hi, I’m Sharan. I have been at [...]