"Silicon Valley Business magazine" learned that this covers an area of 3400 square meters of office building is located in the hinterland of Silicon Valley Sunnywell, can accommodate 150 people and has the most advanced automotive laboratory, the future will be mainly used for Apollo unmanned vehicles and Internet security research and development work, and previously put into use Baidu's first Silicon Valley Research Center will continue to focus on artificial intelligence and data center forward-looking research.
"As our team continues to evolve and we expand our job in the US, it is very natural to set up a second R & D center," said Zhang Yaqin, president of Baidu's Baidu operations in the United States. "Zhang Yaqin also claimed to the outside world, In Baidu's global strategy, Silicon Valley is becoming more and more important, it is to attract world-class talent, carry out frontier research and development, and the top universities and business cooperation base.
According to previous consecutive quarterly results show that Baidu's investment in technology research and development has accounted for 15% of its revenue, far beyond the world's vast majority of competitors and almost all Chinese Internet companies. For large data, large-scale computing power, complex model and efficient algorithm research and development gradually in-depth, multi-machine GPU / CPU distributed computing power significantly enhanced, coupled with the mobile Internet can be used for in-depth learning training data doubled every year Growth, Baidu based on in-depth learning technology research and development results are entering Baidu's mobile Internet products, mobile Internet products to help become more intelligent and humane.
In May 2014, Baidu announced a $ 300 million investment in Silicon Valley to set up a new R & D center, becoming one of the earliest Chinese technology companies to set up R & D centers in Silicon Valley. Today, Baidu Silicon Valley R & D center has grown to a team of 200 people, attracting a large number of academics and industry leaders around the world to join, the future will further increase the recruitment of talent in Silicon Valley, into the automatic driving and AI field of cutting-edge technology to explore.