Baidu to Open Source New Platform for Deep Learning Community

BEIJING, CHINA–(Marketwired – Sep 1, 2016) – Baidu, Inc. (NASDAQ: BIDU), the leading Chinese language Internet search provider, today announced it will release an open source software platform for the deep learning community.  The software will be released on GitHub on Sept. 30 with full documentation and specs. A pre-release alpha version is available now. Originally developed for internal use by and for Baidu’s own engineers, the platform provides an intuitive and powerful interface for data handling and specifying model structure. Its ease of use makes it a natural starting point for programmers and enthusiasts who want to apply deep learning to their projects and products.  The platform, codenamed “PaddlePaddle,” has been used to develop a range of Baidu’s leading-edge products and technologies in areas such as advertising, search ranking, large-scale image classification, optical character recognition and machine…


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