Baidu Announces the 2017 “Baidu World” Technology Conference

Launching Significant AI-powered Smart Hardware, Addressing the Opportunity in the Integrated Smart Software and Hardware Market

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BEIJING, Oct. 30, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Baidu, Inc. (NASDAQ:BIDU), the leading Chinese language Internet search provider, announced today that it will hold its annual “Baidu World” Technology Conference at the China World Summit Wing and Kerry Hotel in Beijing on November 16. The forum will bring together Baidu executives, employees, partners, developers, and media to discuss the company’s mission and strategy, technology breakthroughs, new product developments, and Baidu’s open artificial intelligence (AI) ecosystem.

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The theme of this year’s event is “Bring AI to Life”, highlighting how AI can enhance the smart home experience and transform everyday life. Baidu envisions a future where intelligent vehicles, smart home devices, and AI technologies, like image and voice recognition, can improve and change the way people interact with machines and make a complex world simpler through technology.

Baidu has already made great strides in the integration of AI into people’s daily lives using its open autonomous driving platform Apollo and conversational AI platform DuerOS. Moreover, Baidu’s face recognition technology has been used in many contexts, including tourist attractions and airports, as well as helping to find missing people in China.

During this one-day event, Baidu’s executives and AI leadership, including Chairman and CEO Robin Li and Group President and COO Qi Lu, will explain in the morning session how the “Baidu Brain” AI platform has evolved to better understand and serve users through its search and feed integrated platform, mobile service ecosystem, and AI-enabled new businesses.

At the annual conference, Baidu will make an exciting announcement on the launch of its latest AI-powered hardware, as part of its increased push into the integrated smart software and hardware market. Also, Yu Gong, founder and CEO of iQIYI, Baidu’s online video arm and China’s largest video streaming and entertainment service provider, will take the stage and share the company’s vision to become one of the world’s foremost entertainment companies powered by technology innovation.

Baidu World’s afternoon breakout sessions will feature updates and insights from leaders across Baidu’s business groups, including its Artificial Intelligence Group, content services group, DuerOS, financial services, and intelligent driving teams.

The livestream of the event will be available in Chinese from 10:00 AM Beijing Time on November 16 (6:00 pm PST on November 15) on the event website,, and real-time updates in English will be shared via Baidu’s official Facebook and Twitter accounts.

About Baidu

Baidu, Inc. is the leading Chinese language Internet search provider. Baidu aims to make a complicated world simpler for users and enterprises through technology. Baidu’s ADSs trade on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the symbol “BIDU.” Currently, ten ADSs represent one Class A ordinary share.

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