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China’s Baidu just announced the strangest smart speakers

Chinese internet Baidu is widely credited for being one of the first to dive deep into artificial intelligence, hiring Coursera co-founder Andrew Ng (who has since departed) to lead its efforts back i

Crunch Report | Steve Wozniak Launches Education Platform

Steve Wozniak launches a new education platform, "Woz U," Fandango acquires MovieTickets.com and Baidu plans to make lots of autonomous cars in 2021. All this on Crunch Report.

Baidu plans to mass produce Level 4 self-driving cars with BAIC by 2021

Baidu, China's internet technology giant, hopes to be in the business of mass producing autonomous cars by 2021, thanks to a partnership with BAIC Group, a Chinese automaker which will handle the manu

Baidu announces $1.5B fund to back self-driving car startups

Baidu is putting some serious cash behind its self-driving car push after it announced a $1.5 billion fund that’s focused on backing autonomous driving tech companies. The Chinese giant, best kn

Crunch Report | North Korean Hackers Target Bitcoin Exchanges

Facebook bans monetization of hate, porn, drugs and violence on its platform, some shake-ups happen at Baidu and WhatsApp, and North Korea is allegedly targeting bitcoin exchanges. All this on Crunch

The director of Baidu’s Silicon Valley AI Lab has departed

Adam Coates, director of Baidu’s Silicon Valley AI Lab, has left the company. A source confirmed the exit and Coates has updated his LinkedIn reflecting the change. Coates joined the Chinese se

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 Ele.me

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 JD.com 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

Deeplearning.ai is Andrew Ng’s new series of deep learning classes on Coursera

When Andrew Ng announced Deeplearning.ai 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 Kitt.ai, 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 Deeplearning.ai, his new venture after leaving Baidu

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