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Nvidia, Baidu partner to develop AI powered autonomous vehicle platform ZDNet

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Nvidia CEO Jen-Hsun Huang said the partnership illustrates the commitment both companies have made to advancing the use-cases of AI. Nvidia and Chinese search engine giant Baidu are teaming up to develop a cloud-based platform for use in artificially intelligent, self-driving cars. See how the cloud is disrupting traditional operating models for IT departments and entire organizations. The partnership combines Nvidia's self-driving computing platform with Baidu's cloud and mapping technology to develop an algorithm-based operating system capable of powering complex navigation systems in autonomous vehicles. The open platform will be available for branded car OEM consumer vehicle offerings, as well as fleets of driverless commercial vehicles.


Nvidia, Baidu partner to develop AI powered autonomous vehicle platform ZDNet

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Nvidia CEO Jen-Hsun Huang said the partnership illustrates the commitment both companies have made to advancing the use-cases of AI. Nvidia and Chinese search engine giant Baidu are teaming up to develop a cloud-based platform for use in artificially intelligent, self-driving cars. The partnership combines Nvidia's self-driving computing platform with Baidu's cloud and mapping technology to develop an algorithm-based operating system capable of powering complex navigation systems in autonomous vehicles. The open platform will be available for branded car OEM consumer vehicle offerings, as well as fleets of driverless commercial vehicles. The companies are going after Level 3 autonomous vehicle control, which means the car can drive itself (and park itself) in some circumstances, but with a competent human driver at the ready.


Baidu ramps up presence in IoT and AI with new projects - Internet of Business

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Chinese firm switches focus on smart AI devices and a new AI platform for self-driving cars and taxis. China-based internet services firm Baidu is aiming to ramp up its presence in the Internet of Things (IoT), with a number of new projects. The firm plans to work with speaker manufacturer Harman International Industrial to create a smart AI device similar to Amazon's Echo, which can understand spoken commands, enabling users to instruct it to order food, call a cab or control smart home products, reports Bloomberg. The Chinese company is also partnering with chipmaker Nvidia, to develop a computing platform for self-driving cars and taxis which would incorporate cloud-based HD maps, according to Fortune. Nvidia's CEO Jen-Hsun Huang told delegates at the Baidu World Conference, that the firms were going to "bring together the technical capabilities and the expertise in AI and the scale of two world-class AI companies to build the self-driving car architecture from end-to-end, from top-to-bottom, from the cloud to the car".


Audi And Nvidia Team Up to Bring Self-Driving Cars to Market by 2020

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German automaker Audi (audvf) will use U.S. chipmaker Nvidia's (nvda) artificial intelligence computing platform to bring autonomous vehicles to the road by 2020, the companies announced Wednesday night at CES, the annual consumer electronics show in Las Vegas. The partnership is just one of a half a dozen announcements Nvidia CEO Jen-Hsun Huang made that leverages computing power to apply artificial intelligence to a variety of products, including the home and the car. Nvidia also announced a partnership with mapping company HERE (hrte), truck and commercial supplier ZF, and automotive supplier Bosch. ZF and Bosch are adopting Nvidia's computing platform to bring AI to autonomous vehicles. Audi and Nvidia have been working together for nearly a decade, although in the beginning the focus was on using Nvidia's computer graphics chips in Audi's virtual cockpit and navigation.


The Chinese plan to overtake all self-driving cars

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The CEO of Baidu, Robin Li, arrived at his company's first AI developer conference, held in Beijing this week, in a vehicle that has the potential to reshape the world of self-driving cars. The vehicle was controlled using software that Baidu (50 Smartest Companies 2017) plans to offer for free in the coming years through a project called Apollo. By making the brains of a self-driving car available to anyone, the Apollo project could help China's many young carmakers get up to speed rapidly. It also reflects China's broader ambition to establish itself as a leading hub of artificial intelligence. Baidu's move of making its training data openly available marks a significant departure in the field of commercial AI, where the information used to train sophisticated algorithms is typically guarded with obsessive jealousy.