China’s Google Clone Baidu Also Open-Sources Its AI Blueprints


Chinese search-and-everything-else web giant Baidu has joined Google and Facebook in open-sourcing its artificial intelligence (AI) program in a bid to become a standard in an increasingly important market.

The company’s Warp-CTC C library has been published on GitHub through its Silicon Valley lab, with an accompanying blog post encouraging developers to try it out. The CTC part stands for “connectionist temporal classification.” This combines different neural network designs to process data that is not perfectly aligned.

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