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Baidu Leads in Artificial Intelligence Benchmark

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12 May 2015



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Baidu Inc. says it has posted the world’s best results on a closely watched artificial intelligence benchmark. It had a secret weapon, according to researchers at the Chinese search giant: Minwa.

Source: blogs.wsj.com

4.58% success on Image classification challenge – with Google and Microsoft also posting results better than 5%.

 

Ren Wu spoke today at the Embedded Vision Summit and says that Minwa is successful through hardware/software co-design, with highly optimized software stack. (RDMA/GPU Direct, New data partition and communication strategies). Minwa has 36 nodes, 144 GPUs, 6.9TB Host, 1.7TB Device capable of 0.6 PFLOPS.

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Andra Keay is the Managing Director of Silicon Valley Robotics, founder of Women in Robotics and is a mentor, investor and advisor to startups, accelerators and think tanks, with a strong interest in commercializing socially positive robotics and AI.
Andra Keay is the Managing Director of Silicon Valley Robotics, founder of Women in Robotics and is a mentor, investor and advisor to startups, accelerators and think tanks, with a strong interest in commercializing socially positive robotics and AI.





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