27 Jul '12, 2am

Baidu opens R&D lab in Singapore

China’s search giant Baidu is following Google's polyglot path by opening its first tech lab in Singapore. The lab, branded the Baidu-I² R Research Centre (BIRC) is a joint venture with Singapore's Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) and will create new technologies to deploy through the Southeast Asian region. The R&D lab, located in tech park Fusionopolis, is the first international expansion of its kind for Baidu, which already has offices in China and in Silicon Valley. The initiative has already created two speech recognition technology platforms which have been licensed for adoption by Baidu but have yet to be commercialised. The projects enable search for Vietnamese and Thai language via speaker verification technology that recognises the speaker’s identity within three seconds of speech. The lab is working on a range of projects that include Natura...

Full article: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2012/07/27/baidu_opens_first...

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