NDRC Appoints Baidu to Lead Launch of National Engineering Lab
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NDRC Appoints Baidu to Lead Launch of National Engineering Lab

(Yicai Global) Feb. 21 -- China's top economic planner has approved tech giant Baidu Inc. [NASDAQ:BIDU] to lead the creation of a national engineering laboratory for the technologies and application of deep learning, and to participate in the joint development of national laboratories for big data system software and brain-like intelligent technologies and application.

Baidu announced the news on social media yesterday.

The laboratory, build under Baidu's leadership, will be devoted to seven key areas: deep learning, computer vision, machine hearing, biometric identification, human-computer interaction, standardized services, and intellectual property in deep learning.

The approval will help Baidu achieve its goal of reaching a globally advanced level in artificial intelligence research, some media outlets reported.

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