Baidu

Baidu’s new text-to-speech system can master hundreds of accents

And it can do it with just half an hour of audio training<p>There is a renaissance happening in the world of artificial intelligence. Using deep learning, researchers are producing systems that can recognize objects, understand spoken language, and even simulate the human voice. The quality of these …

Artificial Intelligence

Baidu’s text-to-speech system mimics a variety of accents ‘perfectly'

Chinese tech giant Baidu's text-to-speech system, Deep Voice, is making a lot of progress toward sounding more human. The latest news about the tech are audio samples showcasing its ability to accurately portray differences in regional accents. The company says that the new version, aptly named …

Artificial Intelligence

China has what it takes for AI: CEO

The disruptive technology of AI, which has profoundly affected human society and everyday life, also represents the greatest opportunity in human …

San Mateo County

A new search engine from WeChat could change China’s internet

China’s already-big WeChat is searching for how to get even bigger. The answer? Search.<p>Today the company publicly unveiled (link in Chinese) a …

WeChat

Baidu Falls Behind in Race to Be China's Netflix

Millions of Chinese people already spend much of their waking hours staring at smartphone apps from the country’s biggest technology companies, Alibaba, Tencent and Baidu. Still, they want to squeeze even more time from users—to watch videos. As the race intensifies, Baidu could continue to be left …

China

Alibaba After Q4 - Key Takeaways

Alibaba reported good results in Q4, with a strong revenue beat and a slight earnings miss.<p>The market didn't look very happy, probably as a …

Stocks

Why Singapore isn’t cashing from Chinese tourist growth? - Marketing China

<b>Singapore is a very attractive tourist destination for Chinese travellers and visits of Chinese travellers in Singapore is increasing every year but</b> …

Digital Marketing

WeChat just launched a search engine. Baidu should worry.

Photo credit: Tech in Asia.Chinese search giant Baidu has had it good. For years, the tech firm has enjoyed a near monopoly of the country’s …

WeChat

How Baidu Could Drive Growth At Its Streaming Business

, Contributor<p>After its search business was hit due to regulations on healthcare advertisements, Baidu appears to be looking at alternative sources of revenues. The company recently changed its mission from being the leading search services provider to becoming the leader in artificial intelligence. …

Streaming

Baidu AI helps parents find their abducted son 27 years later

Facial recognition tech has loads of application other than the creepy ones that put your privacy at risk. In China, for instance, it has helped a couple find their son 27 years after he was abducted. Fu Gui thought it was strange that he only had vague memories of his childhood, so he uploaded a …

Machine Learning

Baidu Sells Game Unit In Relentless March To AI

Baidu's sale of its mobile game unit represents a broader shedding of non-search assets as it moves into artificial intelligence.<p>It's far from clear …

Business

3 Beaten-Up Driverless Car Stocks: Are They Bargains?

The driverless car market is still just gearing up, and the companies pursuing it are betting on their transformative technologies for the long haul; it's estimated that autonomous vehicles will create a $77 billion market by 2035. But getting to that point will be difficult, and not every early …

Stocks

Baidu is Using AI to Improve Its Products -- and Its Products to Improve Its AI

One of the most underappreciated aspects of Baidu's place in artificial intelligence is its virtuous and self-sustaining cycle.<p><b>Baidu, Inc.</b> …

Stocks

Why Baidu Inc. (ADR) Investors Should Be Wary of New Initiatives

Is Baidu expanding its offerings, or simply losing its focus?<p>For almost a decade, I've been a loyal shareholder of Chinese search engine <b>Baidu</b> …

Stocks

Inside Baidu's Billion Dollar Push To Become An AI Global Leader

To Chinese search engine operator Baidu, the future is set in stone. The company, dubbed the Google of China, has been investing heavily in …

Machine Learning

Recommended Reading: May 5, 2017

<b>Google Releases Statement on Phishing Email Scam</b><p>A Google Doc phishing scam spread fast earlier this week. Some people received the malicious email, …

Business

One Day Intensive - China Digital Marketing Training | The Egg - Since 1998

Overview<p>This intensive 1-day course in the perfect way to broaden your understanding of the complex China digital market landscape. The course will …

Digital Marketing

China beefs up control over online news

News broadcasters will need a license from the Chinese government before they can publish news on online publications or social media.<p>China's internet rules are about to get even tighter.<p>China's internet regulator, the Cyberspace Administration of China (CAC), announced newly updated regulations …

Censorship

Baidu Earnings -- Investing Heavily in the Future

Things weren't as bad as the market made out for the Chinese search leader. It's been laying the foundation for a return to growth.<p>Chinese search …

Stocks

Baidu Q1 profit and income drop as it transitions to AI-first company

Baidu has reported drops in operating profit and income in the first quarter of 2017 as the internet giant continues evolution to become AI-first …

Markets

Baidu launches its first commercial AI product, home robot Xiaoyu

CHINESE conglomerate Baidu has revealed its first commercial offering, a voice-controlled home robot that it hopes will be able to compete with …

Artificial Intelligence

Baidu Capital Said to Lead Investment in China's Uber for Trucks - Bloomberg

Truck Alliance Inc., an Uber-type service for trucks in China known as Huochebang, is near an agreement to raise about $156 million, people familiar …

Venture Capital

Baidu’s ‘small fish’ takes on Amazon Echo and Google Home

Baidu, known as China’s Google, is entering a critical year after revenues grew at their slowest pace in 2016 due to tighter government regulations …

Amazon Echo

Despite Beating Estimates, Baidu Shares End Lower

ERIC PIERMONT/AFP/Getty Images<p>For the March quarter, Baidu reported earnings of $1.00 per share on revenues of $2.45 billion. The Street consensus going in to the earnings event was $0.86 per share on revenues of $2.44 billion. So, a nice beat on the bottom-line and let’s call it a meet on the …

Business

Baidu - Back To Growth, With Powerful Allies

Baidu reported good results and a promising guidance, showing the company is really back to growth.<p>Non-core divisions still weigh on profitability, …

Stocks

Baidu: Stock Plunges Despite Earnings Beat

<b>Baidu</b> (BIDU) shares fell 3.8% in New York after-hours trading on Thursday despite surpassing analyst expectations with its March quarter earnings.<p>The …

Markets

Baidu: Embrace The Growth

Baidu reported Q1 results that beat estimates.<p>The company returned to revenue growth after two quarters of declines following the new Internet …

Stocks

Baidu Slips Despite Beating Earnings Expectations

Shares of <b>Baidu</b> (NASDAQ: BIDU) fell 4% in after-hours trading on Thursday, after the Chinese search giant posted its first quarter earnings. Its …

Stocks

Baidu Boosts Content Spending as Search Recovers From New Rules - Bloomberg

Baidu Inc. will boost spending on content for its video streaming and news aggregation services as its tries to nurse its core internet search …

Business

News Highlights: Top Company News of the Day

Barclays Net Profit Tumbles on Africa Write-Down<p>Barclays said net profit fell by more than half in the first quarter of the year, as the U.K. bank took a write-down on the value of its African business.<p>UBS Profit Surges, Beats Forecasts on Wealth-Management Gains<p>The Swiss banking major's …

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