Baidu Announces Inaugural AI Developer Conference “Baidu Create”

Beijing, CHINA

BEIJING, June 27, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Baidu Inc. (NASDAQ:BIDU), the leading Chinese language Internet search provider, announced today that it will hold its first artificial intelligence (AI) developer conference, “Baidu Create,” at the China National Convention Center (CNCC) in Beijing on July 5. This inaugural event will convene Baidu executives and engineers as well as developers, and experts across the AI industry.

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The one-day event, expected to draw more than 4,000 participants, will include keynote speeches by Baidu’s executives and AI leadership, including Chairman and CEO Robin Li and Group President and COO Qi Lu, who will speak on corporate vision, technology breakthroughs, new partnerships, and the open platforms Baidu has available to developers.

Afternoon breakout sessions will feature Baidu’s AI leaders and scientists who will discuss the company’s latest technical progress across the following themes: AI technology and open platforms, conversational devices, intelligent driving, cloud, web ecosystems, and data centers.

At the conference, Baidu is expected to unveil several exciting announcements, including key partnerships for its recently announced open autonomous driving platform, Project Apollo, and a roadmap to open its technology and capabilities to partners and developers. With open-sourced platforms like Project Apollo, Baidu aims to build a collaborative ecosystem with the goal to accelerate the development and popularization of AI applications.

The livestream for the conference will be available with English audio beginning at 10:00 am Beijing Time on July 5 (7:00 pm PDT on July 4) on the event website. For more information on the event agenda and logistics, please visit

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