PaddlePaddle Fluid: Elastic Deep Learning on Kubernetes

2018-01-17T16:20:52+00:00 December 12th, 2017|

Two open source communities—PaddlePaddle, the deep learning framework originated in Baidu, and Kubernetes®, the most famous containerized application scheduler—are announcing the Elastic Deep Learning (EDL) feature in PaddlePaddle’s new release codenamed Fluid. Fluid EDL includes a Kubernetes controller, PaddlePaddle auto-scaler, which changes the number of processes of distributed jobs according to the idle hardware resource in the [...]

Deep Speaker: an End-to-End System for Large-Scale Speaker Recognition

2018-01-17T16:20:53+00:00 May 9th, 2017|

By Chao Li, Ajay Kannan and Zhenyao Zhu Speaker recognition algorithms seek to determine the identity of a speaker from audio. Two common recognition tasks are verification (determining whether speakers are who they claim to be) and speaker identification (classifying the identity of an unknown voice among a set of speakers). There are a variety [...]

PaddlePaddle’s New API Simplifies Deep Learning Programs

2018-01-17T16:20:53+00:00 March 9th, 2017|

In September, we open sourced PaddlePaddle, the deep learning framework that has been used to power a range of Baidu products since its inception four years ago. To make the platform easier to use for the community, we’ve made several updates since then, including adopting Kubernetes cluster management system. Today we are happy to announce [...]

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

2018-01-17T16:20:53+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: [...]

Baidu Research Announces New Open Source Deep Learning Benchmark

2018-01-17T16:20:53+00:00 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

2018-01-17T16:20:53+00:00 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!

2018-01-17T16:20:53+00:00 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

2018-01-17T16:20:53+00:00 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

2018-01-17T16:20:53+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 [...]

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

2018-01-17T17:25:37+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 [...]