Baidu to Announce Kunlun AI Chip

The CPU is designed to perform edge computing on the device itself and cloud through data centers
06 July 2018   1143

At the annual Beijing conference for developers Baidu Create AI, the company disclosed details about the Kunlun processor for computations related to artificial intelligence. In addition, the release of the platform Baidu Brain 3.0 with new "smart" services was announced.

Kunlun Announcement
Kunlun Announcement

According to the company representatives, the processor is designed to perform edge computing on the device itself and cloud through data centers. It is known about two models of chips: 818-300 for training algorithms and 818-100 for outputting the result.

It is assumed that Kunlun will be able to perform up to 260 ter-operations per second. The memory bandwidth is 512 GB per second. The company did not specify a specific release date.

In addition to Baidu, many technology companies work on their own chips for intelligent systems, for example, Alibaba or Tesla, and Intel and AMD have already presented specific solutions.

In the third version of the Baidu platform, developers added 50 new AI services, from computer vision systems and natural language processing to face recognition software. In addition, the update improves the semantic understanding of input data - models better capture the meaning of text, video and images.

DuerOS Presentation
DuerOS Presentation 

The company also upgraded the DuerOS service for conversational AI technologies to version 3.0. It now supports home devices - televisions, smart speakers or clocks, as well as mobile devices. Thus, developers can use their open SDK and API to create their own voice control systems.

AI to Recognize Text Written by Invisible Keyboard

Developers said they tried to increase the typing speed on the on-screen keyboards
06 August 2019   185

Korean developers have created an algorithm that recognizes text printed on an imaginary keyboard on a touchscreen. Such a “keyboard” is not tied to a specific area on the screen, and the “keys” are not limited to clear squares.

As a result, a person types blindly in a QWERTY layout without thinking about where the keyboard should be and whether it got into the key.

Imaginary Buttons Press CloudsImaginary Buttons Press Clouds

According to the developers, they tried to increase the typing speed on the on-screen keyboards. The on-screen keyboard, unlike the hardware keyboard, does not offer feedback that confirms pressing. There is a risk to miss and not press the desired button. Because of this, people endlessly stare at the screen and eventually print more slowly.

The new algorithm allows you not to worry about this, you can enter text from memory, and the keyboard with 96% accuracy will guess what the person wanted to say. Tests have shown that the average typing speed on an imaginary keyboard is slightly less than on a hardware keyboard: 45 words per minute versus 51.