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Zhangjiajie, Huaihua, China — photo by @sortino

Baidu’s PaddlePaddle

The first open-source deep-learning platform in China

There is a lot that can be said about AI in China, yet one aspect that is often forgotten is the open-source frameworks that are developed. China can often be viewed as a closed country, however it is not in all cases when it comes to software.

  • First in the world of its kind, supports the training of deep neural networks with more than 100 billion features and trillions of parameters using data sources distributed over hundreds of nodes.
  • PaddlePaddle is compatible with other open-source frameworks for model training, and it also accelerates the inference of deep neural networks for a variety of processors and hardware platforms.

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AI Policy and Ethics at Student at University of Copenhagen MSc in Social Data Science. All views are my own.

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