Chinese technology giant Baidu has unveiled plans to expand its field of work to emerging areas such as generative AI, the metaverse, and quantum computing.
Baidu CEO Robin Li announced this at the company’s annual AI developer conference, Baidu Create, which was held virtually on its XiRang metaverse platform. It was co-hosted by people and robots together for the first time.
Among the deep learning products unveiled at Bindu Create were video content generation and editing models, including Big Model ERNIE 3.0 Zeus. Baidu said these new models would boost AI-generated content.
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Baidu also debuted its own metaverse solution, XiRang MetaStack. The platform enables brands to build their own metaverse space in only 40 days as compared to the average of 6 to 12 months, according to the tech company.
The Chinese tech company also showcased an AI-powered software tool to cancel echoes during smartphone calls. Baidu said this development would “enable a smoother and more intelligent human-AI interaction for improved navigation.”
Baidu plans to increase research as well as the construction of infrastructure to foray into the fields of metaverse and quantum computing. The Chinese company also expressed plans to integrate its quantum tech into countless industries.