Lu Qi, AI expert and former Chief Operating Officer of Baidu Inc., was named founder and Chief Executive Officer of Y Combinator China, signaling the Silicon Valley incubator’s ambition to expand its global operations.
Baidu announced on August 8th that DuerOS, its voice control operating system, has reached the install base of over 100 million, a major breakthrough for Baidu’s conversational AI platform.
China’s largest state-owned media group posted on its twitter account to welcome Google back in China, a signal that this time the global Internet giant might return for real.
Baidu released on August 1 its unaudited financial report for the second quarter of the 2018 fiscal year. Baidu’s total revenue grew 32 percent to reach 26 billion yuan ($60 billion), while its net profit grew 45 percent to reach 6.4 billion yuan.
China’s information authority released a list of top 100 Chinese Internet companies on July 27, ranking Alibaba, Tencent and Baidu, JD.com, and NetEase as the top five.
German premium automaker Daimler AG and China’s internet giant Baidu Inc. partner up to deepen their strategic ties in the areas of autonomous driving and vehicle connectivity.
Here’s this week’s roundup of China tech stories.
Baidu Inc. recently added a new feature displaying information flow to its mobile browser app and changed the app’s slogan along the way. This is among the latest moves by Chinese tech companies merging key functions into their mobile application services.
The second annual Baidu AI Developers Conference, officially known as Baidu Create 2018, opened in Beijing today. Baidu unveiled China’s first cloud-to-edge AI chip, Kunlun, and many other upgraded versions of Baidu’s AI products this morning on the first day of this two-day event.
During CES Asia 2018, Baidu Apollo showcased its progress in self-driving, Internet of Vehicles (IoV) and automobile safety. Baidu’s autonomous driving platform has initiated collaborations with renowned automobile companies such as BMW and Hyundai Motors, and has also formed a partnership with EV startup Byton for DuerOS.