Baidu to Shift to AI After Government Probe

Manny Salvacion | May 14, 2016 12:12 AM EDT Baidu is planning to switch toward developing artificial intelligence after a government probe that affected its core business. (Photo : Reuters) China’s search engine giant Baidu has announced plans to shift its business model, from a search-oriented company to one based on artificial intelligence (AI), following investigation by the government that dampened its core business, China Daily reported. Like Us on Facebook In an internal letter released on Tuesday, May 10, Baidu CEO Li Yanhong said that the shift would enable the company to develop areas that involve automatic translation, voice search and driverless vehicles. Li stressed that user experience would be given preference over income as the company plans to establish a department to check on behavior that would affect user…

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