With Advances In Artificial Intelligence, Baidu Drops Drones

Sorry Beijing, your next food delivery will have to come by motorbike and not by autonomous drone. Baidu’s project to courier food deliveries by drones, which was launched last year under the name Baidu Takeaway, is now coming back down to earth. The search engine company is scuttling the drone project, and perhaps more related drone projects, according to Chinese media reports. During last week’s China Artificial Intelligence Conference, Lin Yuanqing, senior director at Baidu’s deep learning laboratory, said Baidu’s advances in AI have been great and they are now separating that research from drone work. “Unmanned aerial vehicles are indeed a very good project, but we are puzzled with how Baidu can compete with DJI, because we do not produce them. We considered whether unmanned aerial vehicles can automatically‚Ķ


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