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Baidu Cloud Collaborates with Intel AI to Advance Financial Services, Shipping and Video Processing

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What's New: At the Baidu* 2018 ABC Summit in Shanghai, Baidu and
Intel outlined new artificial intelligence (AI) collaborations
showcasing applications ranging from financial services and shipping to
video content detection. Specifically, Baidu Cloud* is leveraging Intel®
Xeon® Scalable processors and the Intel® Math Kernel Library-Deep Neural
Network (Intel® MKL-DNN) as part of a new financial services solution
for leading China banks; the Intel OpenVINO toolkit in new AI edge
distribution and video solutions; and Intel® Optane™ technology and
Intel QLC NAND SSD technology for enhanced object storage.

"Intel is collaborating with Baidu Cloud to deliver end-to-end AI
solutions. Adopting a new chip or optimizing a single framework is not
enough to meet the demands of new AI workloads. What's required is
systems-level integration with software optimization, and Intel is
enabling this through our expertise and extensive portfolio of AI
technologies – all in the name of helping our customers achieve their AI
goals."

-- Raejeanne Skillern, Intel vice president, Data
Center Group, and general manager, Cloud Service Provider Platform Group

How Intel Processors Help in Finance: Baidu is deploying advanced
private financial clouds for customers including China Union Pay*, AI
Bank* and the Agricultural Bank of China*. The financial clouds run on
Intel Xeon Scalable processors and the Intel MKL-DNN library to meet the
performance and security requirements of financial services companies.

How Intel AI Helps in Shipping: Baidu Cloud wanted to help
companies monitor trucks in real time by increasing efficiency of edge
devices to improve shipping operations and report back to the central
office on outstanding events. For edge computing, Intel supported Baidu
Cloud in implementing an AI video analysis system to accelerate the
development of vision applications. For example, it was difficult to
monitor municipal service trucks, even if they were equipped with a
video recording device because the recordings could only be reviewed
afterward. With the OpenVINO™ toolkit, Baidu Cloud is able to deploy a
powerful AI video analysis system equipped with a camera that detects
and instantly reports any unusual incidents (such as waste falling from
a truck) through a wireless connection.

How Intel Helps Speed Video Processing: Baidu Cloud sought to
bolster its video processing services to better support iQiyi*, the
Chinese equivalent of Netflix*. iQiyi adopted the OpenVINO toolkit to
detect videos that violate the content rules and achieved performance
improvements on the existing platform, and an extra performance
improvement on Baidu Cloud powered by Intel Xeon Scalable processors.

How Intel Storage Helps with AI Training: Baidu Cloud and Intel
set out to develop a new AI storage solution that better meets
requirements for performance, size and cost given the large amount of
data generated by AI training. By leveraging both Intel Optane
technology and Intel QLC Technology, Baidu Cloud is tackling the
challenges posed by the massive generation of data and related
performance, size and cost requirements.

Why It's Important: Intel is continuously pushing the boundaries
of AI through performance-leading products and broad ecosystem
collaboration, all in an effort to unleash the power of data. Since no
single hardware or framework meets the diversified requirements of all
possible AI solutions and each customer faces different scenarios with
different workloads, Intel is investing in a holistic approach to AI and
developing unique solutions for customers across central processing
units, storage and the network. Building on its strong partnership with
Baidu Cloud, Intel will continue to accelerate AI breakthroughs and
implementations – leveraging AI to solve real problems and eventually
turning AI concepts into reality.

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