CNET: ‘Winter is coming’ for Chinese economy, warns search giant Baidu’s CEO

CNET: ‘Winter is coming’ for Chinese economy, warns search giant Baidu’s CEO . “The new year’s pep talk delivered by Baidu’s chief executive for 2019 was a bit chilly. Robin Yanhong Li, CEO of China’s largest search engine, warned that ‘winter is coming’ in a letter to employees regarding China’s economic growth slowing down, according to South China Morning Post. Baidu is the equivalent of Google in China.”

Search Engine Roundtable: Happy Holidays & Christmas Day Logos From Google, Bing, Yahoo, Baidu, Sogou & More

Search Engine Roundtable: Happy Holidays & Christmas Day Logos From Google, Bing, Yahoo, Baidu, Sogou & More. “The search engine industry is all decked out to celebrate the holidays and Christmas with their happy holiday and Christmas logo and themes. This year we have special logos and designs from Google, Bing, Yahoo, Baidu, Sogou and our own site.”

CNBC: China’s Baidu challenges Google with A.I. that translates languages in real-time

CNBC: China’s Baidu challenges Google with A.I. that translates languages in real-time. “Internet giant Baidu unveiled an artificial intelligence-powered tool on Wednesday that can translate English into Chinese and German in real time, in move to challenge a rival product from Google.”

Reuters: Search engine Baidu becomes first China firm to join U.S. AI ethics group

Reuters: Search engine Baidu becomes first China firm to join U.S. AI ethics group. ” Chinese search engine Baidu Inc (BIDU.O) has become the first Chinese company to join an artificial intelligence (AI) ethics group led by top U.S. tech firms, amid wider political clashes over AI competition between China and the United States.”

VentureBeat: Baidu launches EZDL, an AI model training platform that requires no coding experience

VentureBeat: Baidu launches EZDL, an AI model training platform that requires no coding experience. “Without the technical know-how and the right tools, training machine learning algorithms can be an exercise in frustration. Luckily, for folks who don’t have the wherewithal to wade through the jargon, Baidu this week launched an online tool in beta — EZDL — that makes it easy for virtually anyone to build, design, and deploy artificial intelligence (AI) models without writing a single line of code.”

Google vs Baidu: Chinese analysts split on who will be the search winner (Global Times)

Global Times: Google vs Baidu: Chinese analysts split on who will be the search winner. “Google’s possible launch of a new search engine for the Chinese mainland will encounter fierce competition from its Chinese counterpart Baidu Inc, analysts said on Tuesday. The comment came after Baidu CEO Robin Li Yanhong said on Tuesday that he is confident in his company’s ability to compete with its US counterpart Google, even as the latest news about the possible launch of a new search engine in the Chinese mainland by the giant US search engine generated buzz among Chinese netizens, with a poll showing nearly 90 percent of them prefer to use Google if its search service returns.”

Cointelegraph: ‘China’s Google’ Baidu Launches Blockchain-Based Image Rights Protection Platform

Cointelegraph: ‘China’s Google’ Baidu Launches Blockchain-Based Image Rights Protection Platform. “Chinese internet search giant Baidu has launched a digital image property rights management platform based on Blockchain, the company announced Wednesday, April 11. The service, called Totem, timestamps each submitted original image with a real-time identity and other user data, storing it on a traceable and immutable Blockchain.”