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Baidu will release the latest updates for autonomous driving, cloud AI and big AI model

Baidu will release the latest updates for autonomous driving, cloud AI and big AI model

Baidu, Inc. (NASDAQ: BIDU and HKEX: 9888), a leading AI company with a strong internet foundation, will host its annual Baidu World flagship technology conference virtually on July 21.

Centered on the theme ofDeepening AI innovation for social growththe conference will explore the possibilities of AI in various fields, revealing Baidu‘s latest developments in autonomous driving, AI Cloud, large-scale AI models and more.

Baidu will announce a major breakthrough in autonomous driving

As the mass-produced unit price of self-driving cars continues to drop, the robotaxi service is about to begin large-scale rollout. In June 2021Baidu released its fifth-generation robotaxi Apollo Moonreducing the cost of mass production to 480,000 RMB per unit, only a third of the cost of average L4 autonomous vehicles. In the first quarter of 2022, Baidu’s robotaxi transportation platform Apollo Go provided 196,000 rides and is now available in ten cities. This year’s Baidu World will mark a key milestone in Baidu’s progress towards its goal of bringing self-driving service to more users.

The new version of Kaiwu will be unveiled on Baidu AI Cloud

In 2021, Baidu AI Cloud launched its Kaiwu Industrial Internet Platform, enabling the intelligent transformation of industries using AI. In less than a year since its launch, Baidu AI Cloud Kaiwu has become the second largest market share in the provision of regional industrial Internet services in Chinaaccording to the latest IDC report.

This year’s Baidu World will feature the unveiling of an updated version of Kaiwu. Additionally, Baidu AI Cloud will release an update suitable for local implementation, helping to bring the power of intelligence to farmlands and rural villages.

Baidu to launch new custom AI model for key industry

The Baidu digital human family, including DuXiaoxiao and Xijiajia, will showcase AIGC (AI-Generated-Content) capabilities such as conversation and painting at the conference. Baidu’s rapidly maturing digital human creative capability is driven by Baidu’s strong foundation in machine learning, powered by PaddlePaddle, Baidu’s deep learning platform, and knowledge enhancement models at large scale of Baidu.

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Baidu’s large-scale AI models expand the range of possibilities and lower the threshold for AI development and application. At Baidu World 2022, Baidu will launch a new large-scale AI model customized for a key industry with growing potential for improving efficiency.

Some of the AI ​​executives and leaders who will facilitate the sessions will include:

Robin Lico-founder and CEO of Baidu
Dr Haifeng Wangchief technology officer of Baidu
Dr Dou ShenExecutive Vice President of Baidu and General Manager of AI Cloud Group
Zhenyu Li, Senior Vice President of Baidu and General Manager of Intelligent Driving Group
jackson it, Senior Vice President of Baidu and General Manager of Mobile Ecosystem Group
Kun Jing
Corporate Vice President of Baidu and General Manager of Smart Living Group

The livestream of the event will be available from 9:00 a.m. Beijing time on July 21 via LINK, and will also be streamed live on XiRang, Baidu’s metaverse platform. English highlights will be shared on Baidu official website TwitterFacebook and YouTube.

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