Baidu Says They Will Beat Google Even If They Return To China

If the rumors are true, Google is apparently planning to make a return to China where they will launch a censored version of its search engine to appease the local government. However given Google’s absence in the country for as long as it has been, obviously the competition has managed to fill that gap.


Baidu Self-Driving Buses To launch In Japan Next Year

Chinese tech giant Baidu has been working on its own self-driving technology and the company is now reportedly gearing up to launch its self-driving buses in Japan next year. Baidu’s Apolong fully self-driving bus has been developed in collaboration with Chinese manufacturer King Long and it will be first rolled out in a handful of Chinese cities before it lands in Japan.


Baidu Allowed To Test Self-Driving Cars In China

As the recent fatal crash involving a self-driving car in Tempe, Arizona has started a debate about the pace at which autonomous vehicles have been allowed on public roads for tests, China has reiterated its support of homegrown autonomous technology by allowing local search giant Baidu to test self-driving cars in the country. Baidu is the dominant online search engine in China, it’s often referred to as the country’s Google.


Baidu And BlackBerry Will Jointly Work On Self-Driving Car Technology

Chinese internet giant Baidu and BlackBerry has inked a new partnership to work jointly on self-driving car technology. Baidu has been very active in this space and is already working with other major players in this space on autonomous cars. Some of the other companies that Baidu has teamed up with for self-driving cars include Microsoft, Intel, NVIDIA, and others. The partnership will see BlackBerry’s QNX software being used as […]


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Teenage Engineering’s ‘H’ & ‘R’ Smart Speakers Are Unlike Anything You’ve Ever Seen

When it comes to speaker design, it’s safe to say that for the most part many of them tend to be pretty boring in terms of their shape and color (although at least one has made its way into the Museum of Modern Art). However the folks at Teenage Engineering are trying to change that perception with the unveiling of the “H” and “R” smart speakers.


Baidu Partners With Ride-Hailing Service, Furthers Self-Driving Efforts

It is safe to assume that in the future, self-driving cars will become the mainstay in transportation. This is because self-driving cars have the potential to be safer and more efficient due to it taking out the human factor in driving. However before that happens, there still needs to be a lot of work done.


Baidu Announces Plans To Launch A Self-Driving Bus In China

It is no secret that many tech companies and carmakers are working on making self-driving cars a reality. In fact over in China, internet search giant Baidu is making some progress of their own and had previously teamed up with the likes of BMW and Microsoft to help further their self-driving car efforts.


Microsoft And Baidu Are Working On Self-Driving Cars

Baidu, often referred to as the Google of China, has been working on its own self-driving car technology and it has now teamed up with one of the biggest tech companies on the planet to further advance the futuristic technology. While Microsoft has long worked with car manufacturers on software for connected cars, this appears to be the first instance of the company venturing into the self-driving car turf.


NVIDIA And Baidu To Work Together On Artificial Intelligence

NVIDIA has entered into a broad partnership with China’s search giant Baidu to accelerate artificial intelligence. The partnership will see both companies working together to bring artificial intelligence technology to cloud computing, voice-based home assistants, and self-driving cars.


Baidu’s AI Helped Parents Locate Their Kidnapped Son

When you think of facial recognition systems, you might think of novelty phone security features that don’t really work as well as they should, or you associate it with privacy concerns where Big Brother could be watching your every move through various CCTVs. While those are likely uses for facial recognition tech, over in China it has helped reunite a family.


Baidu’s AI Makes Transcribing Voice Recordings Easier

If you’ve ever tried transcribing a voice recording, you know how tricky that can get. This is because the recording’s quality might not necessarily be the best, and also depending on how fast you type or write, there’s a good chance that you’ll be mashing on the rewind button quite a bit.


KFC China Uses Facial Recognition To Make Food Recommendations

Have you ever looked at someone’s face and thought to yourself, “Yea, that person looks like they would enjoy a 2 piece chicken combo, with a side of coleslaw, and an iced lemon tea,”? We’re pretty sure that there isn’t a relation between how someone looks and what they like to eat, but apparently that’s what Baidu and KFC in China are trying to do.


BMW & Baidu End Joint Research On Self-Driving Cars

Not all partnerships last forever, which is why it doesn’t really come as a complete surprise to learn that BMW and Baidu’s partnership on self-driving car research has come to an end, according to a report from Reuters in which both companies have confirmed that the partnership has indeed ended.


Baidu Self-Driving Cars Now Being Tested On Public Roads In China

Google isn’t the only internet search giant that’s working on self-driving cars. China’s Baidu – often referred to as the Google of China – is also developing self-driving cars. The company has now started testing its autonomous cars on public roads in the People’s Republic. It’s running public tests with actual passengers on board. The tests have already transported more than 200 people in a 2 mile stretch of road […]