Baidu Cuts Drone Project To Focus On Artificial Intelligence

Chinese Internet search engine giant Baidu Inc. has decided to end a food-delivering drone project to focus on artificial intelligence, according to remarks made by a company executive in Beijing reported by Chinese media. Lin Yuanqing, senior director at Baidu’s Deep Learning Laboratory, said during the China Artificial Intelligence Conference last week that Baidu plans to focus on six areas in the deep learning space going forward. They include deep learning aggregation platform, basic image recognition technology, fine-grained image recognition, video analysis, augmented reality (AR) technology and medical image recognition. At the same time, Lin revealed that Baidu had canceled its drone project, which was originally designed to deliver food to users. “The drone project was a very promising one, but we didn’t figure out how we could compete with…


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