Baidu Partners with NVIDIA to Apply AI Across Cloud, Autonomous Vehicles

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Chinese internet search and cloud company Baidu rallied in premarket trade on Wednesday after it detailed a partnership with Santa Clara-based chipmaker NVIDIA to expand investments in artificial intelligence across its cloud and self-driving vehicle initiatives. According to Baidu president and COO Qi Lu, who spoke at Baidu’s AI developer conference in Beijing on Wednesday, one of the ways it will work with NVIDIA is by bringing its next-generation Volta GPUs to Baidu Cloud.

Baidu will deploy NVIDIA HGX architecture with Tesla Volta V100 and Tesla P4 GPU accelerators for AI training and inference in its data centers, according to the announcement. NVIDIA is betting on a future where the majority of workloads in data centers will be deep learning, and is helping cloud providers like Baidu, Alibaba, and Tencent in China, and in the U.S. with Google and Microsoft...

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