Internet Giant Baidu in the Forefront of AI

In 2017, Chinese internet giant Baidu began investing in artificial intelligence (AI) technology and machine learning to capitalize on a potential customer base of 731 million internet users–this represents double the U.S. population.

Baidu is exploring ways to utilize artificial intelligence and machine learning, poaching talent from Microsoft, such as AI pioneer Qi Lu who would eventually become Baidu’s COO.

This is just a short list of the AI developments Baidu has in store:

  • DuerOS voice assistant
  • AI-powered mobile devices
  • Self-driving cars
  • Deep learning-based algorithms for medical applications

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