Baidu’s PaddlePaddle Deep Learning Platform Expands Offerings

Chinese search engine Baidu formally announced plans last month to open source its deep learning platform named PaddlePaddle, and now the project is going full-steam at GitHub. Since its original announcement on September 1, Baidu has become the latest tech company which to make its artificial intelligence technologies open source. Google, Facebook, and IBM have previously made their artificial intelligence and deep learning technologies open source. Since that announcement, its project hosted on GitHub has had many updates. The predecessor of PaddlePaddle is Baidu’s self-developed deep learning platform Paddle, which is also known as Parallel Distributed Deep Learning. This platform has been used internally used by Baidu’s engineers for research and development purposes. PaddlePaddle covers technologies of various sectors and businesses, including search, image identification, speech semantic recognition, emotional analysis,…


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