Tag Archive for Baidu

Baidu Admits to Cheating on an Artificial Intelligence Test

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by Angela Guess Tom Simonite reports for the MIT Technology Review, “The sport of training software to act intelligently just got its first cheating scandal. Last month Chinese search company Baidu announced that its image recognition software had inched ahead of Google’s on a standardized test of accuracy. On Tuesday the company admitted that it…

Baidu’s Deep Learning Secret Weapon: Minwa

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by Angela Guess Robert McMillan recently wrote for the Wall Street Journal blog, “Baidu Inc. says it has posted the world’s best results on a closely watched artificial intelligence benchmark. It had a secret weapon, according to researchers at the Chinese search giant: Minwa. The company’s Minwa supercomputer scanned ImageNet, a database of just over…

Baidu Has Built a Supercomputer for Deep Learning

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by Angela Guess Derrick Harris of GigaOM reports, “Chinese search engine company Baidu says it has built the world’s most-accurate computer vision system, dubbed Deep Image, which runs on a supercomputer optimized for deep learning algorithms. Baidu claims a 5.98 percent error rate on the ImageNet object classification benchmark; a team from Google won the…

AlchemyAPI’s New Face Detection And Recognition API Boosts Entity Information Courtesy Of Its Knowledge Graph

by Jennifer Zaino AlchemyAPI has released its AlchemyVision Face Detection/Recognition API, which, in response to an image file or URI, returns the position, age, gender, and, in the case of celebrities, the identities of the people in the photo and connections to their web sites, DBpedia links and more. According to founder and CEO Elliot…

Baidu Takes on Artificial Intelligence

Daniel Sparks of The Motley Fool reported, “”Chinese companies are starting to dream,” said early investor in Baidu (NASDAQ: BIDU  ) and managing partner at GGV Capital Jixun Foo. Foo’s proclamation was made in an in-depth article by MIT Technology Review, which examined the Chinese search giant’s new effort to change the world with artificial intelligence.…