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NVIDIA, Baidu Announce Partnership to Accelerate AI

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by Angela Guess

A new press release reports, “NVIDIA and Baidu today announced a broad partnership to bring the world’s leading artificial intelligence technology to cloud computing, self-driving vehicles and AI home assistants. Speaking in the keynote at Baidu’s AI developer conference in Beijing, Baidu president and COO Qi Lu described his company’s plans to work with NVIDIA to: (1) Bring next-generation NVIDIA® Volta™ GPUs to Baidu Cloud, providing cloud customers with the world’s leading deep learning platform. (2) Adopt NVIDIA’s DRIVE™ PX platform for Baidu’s self-driving car initiative, and develop self-driving cars with major Chinese carmakers. (3) Optimize Baidu’s PaddlePaddle open source deep learning framework for NVIDIA Volta GPUs and make it widely available to academics and researchers. (4) Bring AI capabilities to Chinese consumers by adding Baidu’s DuerOS conversational AI system to NVIDIA SHIELD™ TV.”

Ian Buck, NVIDIA vice president and general manager of accelerated computing, commented, “NVIDIA and Baidu have pioneered significant advances in deep learning and AI… We believe AI is the most powerful technology force of our time, with the potential to revolutionize every industry. Our collaboration aligns our exceptional technical resources to create AI computing platforms for all developers — from academic research, startups creating breakthrough AI applications, and autonomous vehicles.”

Read more at Marketwired.

Photo credit: NVIDIA

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