Tag: Baidu

Intel, Google, Microsoft, and others launch Confidential Computing Consortium for data security

Major tech companies including Alibaba, Arm, Baidu, IBM, Intel, Google Cloud, Microsoft, and Red Hat today announced intent to form the Confidential Computing Consortium to improve security for data in use. Established by the Linux Foundation, the organization plans to bring together hardware vendors, developers, open source experts, and others to promote the use of […]

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Baidu unveils ERNIE 2.0 natural language framework in Chinese and English

Chinese tech giant Baidu today introduced ERNIE 2.0, a conversational AI framework and model that works in Chinese and English. ERNIE 2.0 achieves state-of-the-art results better than Google’s BERT and XLNet in a range of language understanding benchmarks and state-of-the-art results in 9 Chinese natural language tasks. ERNIE stands for Enhanced Representation through Knowledge Integration, […]

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Baidu’s DuerOS voice platform is now on 400 million devices

A self-driving milestone and an AI accelerator partnership with Intel weren’t the only high points of Baidu’s Create conference in Beijing this week. The company took the wraps off of DuerOS 5.0, its latest-gen natural language platform, and it revealed that DuerOS’ install base recently surpassed 400 million as voice queries topped 3.6 billion. The […]

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Baidu’s autonomous cars have driven more than 1 million miles across 13 cities in China

Today at Baidu’s annual Create AI developer conference in Beijing, the China-based search giant announced a slew of updates across its ever-expanding driverless car ecosystem. They come as analysts at Research and Markets forecast there will be some 20 million autonomous and semiautonomous cars in operation in the U.S. by 2030, up from millions today. […]

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Baidu will contribute to Intel’s Nervana Neural Network Processor for training

At Baidu’s Create conference in Beijing this week, Intel corporate vice president Naveen Rao announced that Baidu is collaborating with Intel on the development of the latter’s Nervana Neural Network Processor for training, also known as NNP-T 1000 (previously NNP-L 1000). The two companies will combine their expertise to develop high-speed accelerator hardware capable of […]

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Baidu releases Apollo 5.0 with upgrades for ‘complex’ road scenarios

Beijing-based Baidu last week quietly released the latest version of Apollo, its open source full-stack software solution for driverless vehicles. Apollo 5.0 — which follows on the heels of Apollo Lite, the company’s vision-based framework that enables nearly fully autonomous driving under select conditions — introduces a number of new features, including an upgraded perception […]

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Baidu claims its Apollo Lite vision-based vehicle framework achieves level 4 autonomy

Baidu is among the dozens of companies developing full-stack hardware and software solutions for self-driving cars, and it’s making steady progress toward its goal of full autonomy. This morning, the Beijing-based tech giant unveiled Apollo Lite, a vision-based framework that leverages multiple cameras to achieve level 4 autonomous driving, meaning operation with limited human input […]

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