Google is hiring AI talent from China even though it’s still blocked in the country

Google’s core search service has been blocked in China for over seven years, but that isn’t stopping the internet giant from snapping up artificial intelligence and machine learning talent

Baidu sells food delivery business to its rival

The online food ordering-and-delivery market, once very hot, appears to be cooling down a little in China. Today Baidu, the country’s search giant, announced an exit from the business: Baidu has

Alibaba, Tencent, Didi and other tech firms pour $12B into mobile operator China Unicom

China is about to take net neutrality to the next level after a group of influential tech companies that includes Baidu, Alibaba, Tencent, Didi Chuxing and agreed to invest nearly $12 billion i

Allen-backed AI2 incubator aims to connect AI startups with world-class talent

You can't swing a cat these days without hitting some incubator or accelerator, or a startup touting its artificial intelligence chops — but for some reason, there are few if any incubators focused

China’s top social networks face investigation for hosting porn and illicit content

China continues to crack down on online media after the government announced that it is investigating three of the country’s most influential social networks for hosting illicit content. The Off

TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2017 is all in on artificial intelligence and machine learning

As fields of research, machine learning and artificial intelligence both date back to the 50s. More than half a century later, the disciplines have graduated from the theoretical to practical, real wo is Andrew Ng’s new series of deep learning classes on Coursera

When Andrew Ng announced back in June, it was hard to know exactly what the AI frontiersman was up to. In his time since departing as Baidu's chief scientist, Ng has been developing a

Baidu teams up with PayPal to take its Chinese mobile wallet global

PayPal has continued its strategy of expanding its presence on mobile after it revealed a tie-up with Baidu. The arrangement will allow the Chinese firm’s 100 million mobile wallet users to make

Microsoft to help Baidu’s ‘Android of autonomous cars’ go global

We already knew Microsoft Azure Cloud was a member of Baidu’s Apollo self-driving platform alliance, but now Microsoft has revealed more details about what it will be providing the cross-industr

Crunch Report | Vantiv Buys Worldpay for $10 Billion

Dave McClure steps down from 500 Startups, Vantiv buys Worldpay for $10 billion, Baidu's self-driving platform and Baidu teams up with Nvidia. All this on Crunch Report.

Nvidia and Baidu team on AI across cloud, self-driving, academia and the home

Baidu and Nvidia announced a far-reaching agreement to work together on artificial intelligence today, spanning applications in cloud computing, autonomous driving, education and research, and domesti

Baidu’s Apollo platform becomes the ‘Android of the autonomous driving industry’

Baidu now claims one of the largest partner ecosystems for an autonomous driving platform in the world: Its Apollo autonomous driving program now counts over 50 partners, including FAW Group, one of

Baidu acquires natural language startup, maker of chatbot engine ChatFlow

China’s search giant Baidu has made another acquisition to continue its push into artificial intelligence, and specifically to help it carve out a place for itself as a platform for developers w

Andrew Ng announces, his new venture after leaving Baidu

Andrew Ng, the former chief scientist of Baidu, announced his next venture,, with only a logo, a domain name and a footnote pointing to an August launch date.

Organizing your marketing tech stack

Figuring out how to organize your marketing stack is almost like putting together a 1,000 piece blank jigsaw puzzle -- impossible.

Baidu teams up with Bosch and Continental on self-driving tech

Baidu has two new German auto industry heavyweights on its side in the race to develop autonomous driving technology. Both Bosch and Continental are now partnered up with the Chinese internet giant to

Tencent to open AI research center in Seattle

Chinese tech conglomerate Tencent will be opening a new AI research center in Seattle, according to The Information. The company has long had a core office in Palo Alto, but this will be its first maj

Netflix is playing down the significance of its first major distribution deal in China

Netflix has played down the significance of its first major licensing deal in China, news of which was announced this week. The company’s share price surged nearly six percent after it announce

Netflix enters China via licensing deal with top video streaming service iQiyi

China has long eluded Netflix . The company officially gave up on its original plan to enter the country last October in favor of licensing deals, and now it has inked its first major deal to give it

Harman and Baidu team up on in-car AI for Chinese automakers

At the Shanghai Auto Show on this week, global automotive supplier Harman announced a new partnership with Baidu, the leading Chinese internet services provider. The team-up brings together Samsung-ow
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