Baidu Ups AI Ante With Deep Learning Release

(CNStock/Shutterstock) Chinese search giant Baidu Inc. is publicly releasing Chinese language APIs for its primary speech technologies as it and rivals continue to open up their portfolios of AI-based deep learning technologies. The Beijing-based company (NASDAQ: BIDU) said the APIs cover two variations of speech recognition, a speech synthesis tool and a fourth called “wake word” used to activate voice-controlled digital assistants such as the Amazon Echo. The speech APIs represent the latest in a series of public releases by the Chinese company that includes natural language processing along with facial and optical character recognition technologies. It also underscores how AI technology pioneers are attempting to attract application developers as competition heats up in the personal digital assistant and other emerging markets. In September, Baudu released a deep learning framework…

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