Baidu upgrades open AI platform, begins Kunlun II mass production

Baidu upgrades open AI platform, begins Kunlun II mass production

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Internet services and artificial intelligence company Baidu has announced the launch of the Baidu Brain 7.0 open AI platform and the start of mass production of its 2nd-generation Kunlun AI chip.
By Rich Pell


One of the world’s largest AI open platforms, Baidu Brain is offered as a key infrastructure supporting industrial applications of AI and the company’s cloud computing services. Yhe newly upgraded Baidu Brain 7.0 offers greater integration of a wide array of knowledge sources and deep learning, including language comprehension and reasoning, using numerous combined technologies to enable output across language, voice, and visual formats.

Working together with Baidu Brain 7.0’s software capabilities, the new Kunlun II AI Chip is offered as providing an improved hardware foundation for a new generation of AI applications. Independently developed by the company, Kunlun II offers two to three times more processing power than the previous generation, using the world’s leading 7-nm process and equipped with the company’s own second-generation XPU architecture.

The chip, says the company, can be applied in multiple scenarios, including cloud, terminal, and edge, able to empower high-performance computer clusters, biocomputing and intelligent transportation and autonomous driving. Specifically optimized for AI technologies such as voice, natural language processing and images, the new Kunlun chip supports deep learning frameworks such as the company’s open source platform PaddlePaddle.

This diverse range of uses, says the company, gives the 2nd generation Kunlun AI Chip a powerful potential role in powering AI applications ranging from Internet core algorithms to smart cities and smart industry. Both Baidu Brain 7.0 and Kunlun II are also designed to allow for significantly enhanced accessibility and ease of use.

Together with PaddlePaddle, says the company, the bundled AI platform offers a diverse product system to help different types of developers use AI technology quickly and efficiently, providing a wealth of tools to simplify the development and implementation of AI in real world scenarios.

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