China’s largest search engine service Baidu announced at its annual “Baidu World Conference” in mid-August that its new, self-designed “Kunlun-II” AI chip has already entered the mass production phase. The powerful chip is designed to process large amounts of data in the field of autonomous driving, among other applications. The Kunlun-II chips are also optimized for AI technologies such as voice and image recognition. In addition, they support deep learning with artificial neural networks in a special way. Baidu offers a freely accessible platform called PaddlePaddle for this purpose.
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