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Most Innovative Companies

Baidu

In 2016, Baidu's CEO Robin Li publicly stated that the company is actively integrating artificial intelligence technologies into all of Baidu's major businesses, including the search engine, as well as new businesses such as autonomous driving. In August, Baidu, Stanford, and the University of Washington released an academic study demonstrating that voice input is more accurate and three times faster than human typing on smartphones. Its Silicon Valley lab is dedicated to finding new uses for AI, and the speech recognition engine it created has been integrated into the company’s mobile search tool, used by hundreds of millions of people in China. 

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2015: China
2014: China
2010: China
2009: China
2008: Top 50
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staff: 43,500
headquarters: Beijing, China
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Welcome to the Nasdaq, IQ! The Netflix of China just raised $2.25 billion in its IPO

The so-called Netflix of China just conquered the U.S. stock market. iQiyi, a Netflix-style service owned by internet giant Baidu, just raised $2.25 billion in its IPO, per Axios. Since the company originally hoped to raise $1.5 billion, we’re guessing it is counting this as a success. Prior to the IPO, iQiyi was valued at … Continue reading “Welcome to the Nasdaq, IQ! The Netflix of China just raised $2.25 billion in its IPO”

Welcome to the Nasdaq, IQ! The Netflix of China just raised $2.25 billion in its IPO
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Mozilla’s open source voice recognition tool nears human-like accuracy

Mozilla has released an open source voice recognition tool that it says is “close to human level performance,” and free for developers to plug into their projects. The free-software company also on Wednesday released a first set of crowdsourced recordings under its Common Voice project, designed to let anyone train and test machine learning algorithms to … Continue reading “Mozilla’s open source voice recognition tool nears human-like accuracy”

Mozilla’s open source voice recognition tool nears human-like accuracy
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Facial recognition may start ruining your chance to skip school

Facial recognition software may soon interfere with your God-given right to skip the college courses you’re paying $71,000 a year to not attend. It’s already happening at one Chinese university where a professor has set up an attendance system using facial recognition software. According to China Daily, students in Professor Shen Hao’s courses at the … Continue reading “Facial recognition may start ruining your chance to skip school”

Facial recognition may start ruining your chance to skip school
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