Baidu builds smart shelter for stray cats that uses AI to tell difference between felines and dogs

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Chinese tech giant Baidu has created a high-tech home for stray cats. Its'Smart Cattery' uses artificial intelligence to distinguish cats from other animals and even spot common diseases. The shelters could prove to be a safe haven for many felines subjected to harsh conditions outdoors in the wintertime. Chinese tech giant Baidu has created a high-tech home for stray cats. Its'Smart Cattery' uses artificial intelligence to distinguish cats from other animals and even spot common diseases A cat walks up to the shelter where a facial recognition camera scans its face.


China launches deep learning lab for AI dominance

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China has approved a plan to create a next-generation national laboratory for deep learning. The lab is expected to help China close the gap with Western counterparts in the field of competitive artificial intelligence applications. The National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) approved plans for a national engineering lab to support the research and development of deep learning technologies.


The Mobile Internet Is Over. Baidu Goes All In on AI

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On Dec. 6, 2016, thousands of translators filed into office buildings across mainland China to pore over brochures, letters, and technical manuals, all in foreign languages, painstakingly rendering their texts in Chinese characters. This marathon carried on for 15 hours a day for an entire month. Clients that supplied the material received professional-grade Chinese versions of the originals at a bargain price. But Baidu Inc., the Beijing-based company that organized the mass translation, got something potentially more valuable: millions of English-Mandarin word pairs with which to train its online translation engine. China is infamous for its knockoffs, whether luxury handbags or web startups.


The Mobile Internet Is Over. Baidu Goes All In on AI

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On Dec. 6, 2016, thousands of translators filed into office buildings across mainland China to pore over brochures, letters, and technical manuals, all in foreign languages, painstakingly rendering their texts in Chinese characters. This marathon carried on for 15 hours a day for an entire month. Clients that supplied the material received professional-grade Chinese versions of the originals at a bargain price. But Baidu Inc., the Beijing-based company that organized the mass translation, got something potentially more valuable: millions of English-Mandarin word pairs with which to train its online translation engine. China is infamous for its knockoffs, whether luxury handbags or web startups.


The Mobile Internet Is Over. Baidu Goes All In on AI

#artificialintelligence

This marathon carried on for 15 hours a day for an entire month. Clients that supplied the material received professional-grade Chinese versions of the originals at a bargain price. But Baidu Inc., the Beijing-based company that organized the mass translation, got something potentially more valuable: millions of English-Mandarin word pairs with which to train its online translation engine. China is infamous for its knockoffs, whether luxury handbags or web startups. But the country's leadership seems to understand that when it comes to artificial intelligence, cheap imitations just won't do--not when its rivals include Alphabet, Facebook, IBM, and Microsoft.