Baidu Open-Sources Its Deep Learning Platform: PaddlePaddle

At its Baidu World conference in Beijing, Baidu announced it has open-sourced its PaddlePaddle deep learning technology. Baidu, the provider of the leading search engine in China, has open-sourced PaddlePaddle—the company’s deep learning software platform.Beijing-based Baidu has set up shop in Silicon Valley in Sunnyvale, Calif., where the company is acting like its born-on-the-web neighbors and open-sourcing core technology to share with the community. PaddlePaddle is now on GitHub with full documentation and specifications.”PaddlePaddle opens up technology widely used by Baidu to programmers looking for easy-to-learn and easy-to-use tools to build their own deep learning applications,” said Andrew Ng, chief scientist at Baidu.The company announced the open-sourcing of PaddlePaddle at its Baidu World conference in Beijing. Initially built for Baidu’s own engineers, PaddlePaddle is an interface for data handling and…


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