Baidu

Baidu Expands U.S. Research Space With New Silicon Valley Site - Bloomberg

Baidu Inc. plans to double its footprint in Silicon Valley with a second research and development facility, seeking to gain an edge in artificial …

Silicon Valley

Baidu's Loss Is a Setback for AI in China

Artificial intelligence may be tech’s hottest sector, and Chinese internet giants and startups alike have been engaged in fierce competition to poach top talent from Google, Facebook, Microsoft and elite universities around the world.<p>Few of these hires had the status of Andrew Ng, whom Baidu Inc. …

China

Baidu and Tencent Just Invested in this Electric Vehicle Maker

Why did the two Chinese tech giants invest millions into this startup, which recently produced the fastest EV in the world?<p><b>Baidu</b> (NASDAQ:BIDU) and</b> …

Investing

Hackers Try to Steal Self-Driving Tech From China's Baidu

Robocar technology has received perhaps the most honest compliment mankind can bestow: Hackers tried to steal it. Even more extraordinary was the …

Driverless Cars

Search Results in China – What the Baidu SERPs Look Like

<b>In my last blog post, I looked at the top players in the Baidu SERPs. Today, I would like to take a closer look at the search results page itself. In</b> …

SEO

The attempted hack of Baidu shows the value of self-driving car tech

<i>This story was delivered to BI Intelligence IoT Briefing subscribers. To learn more and subscribe, please click here.</i><p>Self-driving car technologies are highly valued by the companies that develop them, leading these companies to take steps to protect them. An example of this emerged Tuesday when …

Driverless Cars

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<b>Google Maps Rolls Out Location Sharing</b><p>Google Maps users will now have the ability to share their location with family and friends. According to a …

Tencent

Andrew Ng Is Leaving Baidu in Search of a Big New AI Mission

One of the world’s leading experts in artificial intelligence is officially on the market, and he says he wants to advance AI beyond the tech …

Machine Learning

AI whiz Andrew Ng quits Baidu

Andrew Ng giving a presentation at Stanford in February 2017. Screengrab from Stanford video.Andrew Ng, chief scientist at Chinese search giant …

Machine Learning

Chief scientist Andrew Ng to leave Baidu

Baidu’s chief scientist Andrew Ng is leaving the Chinese tech group after three years as head of its artificial intelligence strategy.<p>Mr Ng’s …

Machine Learning

Baidu Chief Scientist Ng to Depart in Setback for AI Push - Bloomberg

The chief scientist helping drive Baidu Inc.’s push into artificial intelligence is quitting the Chinese search giant, putting at risk its efforts to …

Machine Learning

A.I. Expert at Baidu, Andrew Ng, Resigns From Chinese Search Giant

HONG KONG — In 2014, Baidu announced a hiring coup in the world of artificial intelligence: It had brought in the Stanford and Google alumnus Andrew Ng to lead a new research lab in Silicon Valley.<p>Just under three years later, Mr. Ng said in a blog post on Tuesday that he was leaving the Chinese …

Artificial Intelligence

Baidu Chief Scientist Andrew Ng Exits Chinese Internet Giant

As Baidu Inc. accelerates efforts to expand its artificial-intelligence capacities, it is losing one of its brightest stars.<p>Baidu chief scientist Andrew Ng said Wednesday that he was leaving the company to explore “a new chapter” in artificial intelligence, without providing details. In a statement …

China

Baidu's value took a $1.5 billion plunge after its chief scientist announced he's leaving

Stock in Chinese tech giant Baidu was down 2.7% on Wednesday morning after chief scientist Andrew Ng announced he's leaving the company.<p>The company's share price on New York's Nasdaq stock market fell from $177 (£142) a share to $170 (£136) a share.<p>Tom Weheimer, a researcher at technology …

Machine Learning

Baidu's chief scientist to resign

The chief scientist helping drive Baidu's (NASDAQ:BIDU) push into artificial intelligence is quitting the Chinese search giant, putting at risk its …

Machine Learning

Baidu loses AI chief as Alibaba gains trade partner

China’s tech titans told a story of differing fortunes on Wednesday, as Baidu lost its artificial intelligence chief, Andrew Ng, while Alibaba pulled …

China

Google Brain founder and Baidu's chief scientist Andrew Ng resigns from Baidu

Machine Learning

The Download, Mar 22, 2017: Baidu’s AI Loss, Making Solar Pervasive, and Your Brain on Satnav

The most fascinating and important news in technology and innovation delivered straight to your inbox, every day.<p>Three Things You Need to Know</b> …

Beauty and the Beast

Baidu Takes On China's Hackers

Chinese tech giant Baidu has revealed the mounting pressure it faces from hackers - and the steps its taking to combat them. Bloomberg's China …

China

Hackers reportedly tried to steal self-driving car secrets from Baidu

A group of hackers attempted to steal self-driving car technology from Baidu, a Chinese web services company that has been actively pursuing self-driving cars, Bloomberg first reported.<p>Details on the hacking attempt are scarce, but Baidu has beefed up its cybersecurity team following the threat. Ma …

Driverless Cars

Baidu’s Artificial Intelligence Lab Unveils Synthetic Speech System

The Chinese search giant’s Deep Voice system learns to talk in just a few hours with little or no human interference.<p>In the battle to apply …

Artificial Intelligence

Why Baidu's Results Weren't As Bad As Many Feared

<b>Baidu, Inc.</b> (NASDAQ: BIDU), the leader in the Chinese online search industry, recently released the financial results for its fourth quarter and year end. The cost to comply with newly enacted Chinese advertising regulations, along with significant investment in research and development, have …

Investing

Chinese Search Giant Baidu Invests in Green Car Startup NextEV

Baidu said on Friday it had led an investment round into green car start-up NextEV, as the Chinese search engine giant looks for new growth drivers …

China

The Mobile Internet Is Over. Baidu Goes All In on AI - Bloomberg

On Dec. 6, 2016, thousands of translators filed into office buildings across mainland China to pore over brochures, letters, and technical manuals, …

Deep Learning

Top 10 'breakthrough' technologies for 2017

The technologies making waves in 2017 include brain implants and quantum computers.<p>Here is a list of the top 10 technologies that are expected to be prevalent this year, according to MIT.<p><b>AI that learns like humans</b><p>At the top of the list is behavior-reinforced artificial intelligence.<p>Whether that’s …

Gene Therapy

Investing In Baidu To Bet On Artificial Intelligence

Artificial intelligence is expected to change the way we live and do business as the industrial revolution did in the 18th and 19th centuries.<p>Baidu …

Artificial Intelligence

Baidu invests in Chinese electric carmaker NextEV

Baidu has invested at least $100m in high-end Chinese electric carmaker NextEV, as the search engine group looks to boost flagging revenue by …

Baidu Fires Head of Group-Buying Arm Citing Ethics Violations - Bloomberg

Baidu Inc. has fired Zeng Liang, head of its Nuomi group-buying division, citing violations of the search company’s ethics.<p>Senior Vice President …

21st Century

Better Buy: Baidu vs. Facebook

Examining the tech companies through three lenses.<p>By nearly any measure, <b>Baidu</b> (NASDAQ:BIDU) and <b>Facebook</b> (NASDAQ:FB) are the two most successful …

Investing

When Will Baidu Inc. Split Its Stock Again?

Should you care if “China's Google” ever splits its stock again?<p><b>Baidu</b> (NASDAQ:BIDU), often called the "Google of China", is one of the most …

Investing