- World's first large-scale AI model dedicated to
aerospace, boosting scientific research efficiency in deep
- Digital human empowered with disruptive AIGC
ability for new level of artistic creation and interactive
- Kaiwu industrial internet platform based on Baidu
AI Cloud has upgraded to 2.0, driving intelligent transformation
across industries while lowering the threshold of AI
- Apollo RT6 – Baidu's sixth generation fully autonomous
vehicle with a detachable steering wheel is set to join Apollo Go
in 2023, ready to provide driverless robotaxi service at half the
price of taxis.
BEIJING, July 21,
2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Baidu, Inc.
(NASDAQ: BIDU and HKEX: 9888), a leading AI company with
strong Internet foundation, virtually hosted its annual flagship
technology conference Baidu World 2022 today. Centered on the theme
of "Deepening AI innovation for social growth", the
conference featured the debut of several of Baidu's latest AI
technology achievements and the release of new world-leading
products. Among them were the world's first large-scale AI model
for aerospace research, created in conjunction with China
Aerospace, representing significant progress in the development of
pre-training large-scale models. Baidu also released the Kaiwu 2.0
platform based on Baidu AI Cloud, designed to bring AI applications
to propel industrial transformation, as well as Apollo RT6, Baidu's
sixth generation fully autonomous vehicle with a detachable
"Today, we are in the midst of a major cycle of technological
development, with new technologies emerging in almost every
industry, from new energy to space exploration, biomedicine, smart
manufacturing, and more," Robin Li,
Co-founder and CEO of Baidu said at the conference. "China's technological development is rising to
a new position at the forefront of the world. But progress still
requires relentless efforts and new paths for a better future
driven by technology. Baidu aims to serve as a cornerstone of these
efforts, contributing to basic research, basic technology and
World's First Large-scale AI Model Dedicated to Aerospace
Among the highlights of Baidu World 2022 was a stunning virtual
rendition of "Dwelling in the Fuchun Mountains", one of the ten
most famous works of classical Chinese painting. The painting was
divided up into two pieces which have been stored at different
museums. Thanks to Baidu's AI technology, the masterpiece has been
put back together to be viewed as a complete work of art for the
first time in history.
Baidu's digital human ambassador, Xijiajia also made an
appearance to highlight the artistic potential of Baidu's
technology, painting a stunningly detailed image of a cat in real
time after receiving a simple command.
Behind this ability to produce AI generated content (AIGC) is
Baidu's ERNIE large-scale AI models for knowledge enhancement,
developed based on Baidu's deep learning platform
PaddlePaddle. So far, Baidu has released more than 20
large-scale models specifically designed for application in
industries such as energy, finance and biocomputing.
Baidu's joint announcement with China Aerospace of the world's
first large-scale model in the field of aerospace was another
highlight of Baidu World 2022. The model is able to analyze and
automatically archive data in the field of aerospace, helping
diagnose equipment failures and provide operation and maintenance
recommendations, improving the efficiency of scientific research,
and facilitating technological breakthroughs in deep space
intelligent sensing, planning and control.
Kaiwu 2.0 Empowers Industrial Transformation with AI
Driven by its mission to empower the real economy through AI and
support the intelligent transformation of traditional industries,
Baidu has continuously sought to lower the threshold of AI
application over the past 20 years.
Baidu World 2022 featured numerous examples of how AI Cloud
solutions have helped unlock new possibilities in traditional
sectors including energy, manufacturing, public services, and
agriculture. Today, Baidu's AI solutions for thermal power plants
are helping to reduce coal consumption, opening a path towards
reducing carbon emissions by 6 million tons a year in China. In Shandong province's Shouguang county, one of
the biggest vegetable supplying regions in China, Baidu AI Cloud has helped to achieve a
10% increase in vegetable cultivation yield.
Kaiwu 2.0, an upgraded version of Baidu's industrial internet
platform based on Baidu AI Cloud, was officially released at Baidu
World 2022, representing a further step forward in bringing AI
application to more industries. Kaiwu 2.0 consolidates
more than 200 industrial solutions and 38,000 industrial models
across nine major fields, such as quality control, safety
production, energy saving and emission reduction, production and
manufacturing. Baidu AI Cloud also released an update tailored to
local-level implementation, helping bring the power of intelligent
transformation to farming communities and rural villages.
Next-Gen Autonomous Vehicle Apollo RT6, Ready to Provide
Driverless Robotaxi Service at a Price Half of Current Taxi
The event also unveiled Baidu's next-generation fully
autonomous vehicle (AV) Apollo RT6, an all-electric,
production-ready model with a detachable steering wheel. Apollo RT6
will be put into operation in China in 2023 on Apollo Go, Baidu's autonomous
ride-hailing service. With a dramatically reduced unit cost of
RMB 250,000 (~$37,000), deployment of Apollo RT6 represents a
key step towards a world where taking a robotaxi will be half the
cost of taking a taxi today.
Designed for complex urban environments, the vehicle is 100%
automotive-grade and has full redundancy throughout both hardware
and autonomous driving software to ensure driving safety.
Apollo Go has provided more than 1 million orders and becoming
the world's largest robotaxi service provider. With tens of
thousands of Apollo RT6 models to be deployed at scale, Baidu is
ready to tap into a key high potential market with increasing
demand, bringing the world closer to a future of driverless shared
In addition to its business-oriented solutions, Baidu also
showcased several new AI products for consumers, aiming to further
expand the beneficial role of AI in everyday life.
The event featured a live conversation with the Baidu-developed
DuXiaoxiao, China's first
interactive virtual idol, showcasing her unique emotional
interaction system and intelligent service functions. Smartphone
users can now interact with DuXiaoxiao via the Baidu App, the first
step towards a future when personalized digital human service
Baidu World 2022 also saw the unveiling of three new products
for Xiaodu, Baidu's smart home ecosystem: Xiaodu TIANTIAN Smart
Fitness Mirror M30, Xiaodu Voice Alarm Clock and Xiaodu Large-screen Learning Tablet P20.
Designed respectively to help users improve personal fitness, sleep
quality and children's eye health, the new products expand upon
Xiaodu's already popular household services, currently bringing the
convenience of AI to millions of homes across China.
Founded in 2000, Baidu's mission is to make the complicated
world simpler through technology. Baidu is a leading AI company
with strong Internet foundation, trading on the NASDAQ under "BIDU"
and HKEX under "9888." One Baidu ADS represents eight Class A
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