Baidu, the largest Chinese language search engine and one of the leading artificial intelligence companies in the world, has joined Open Invention Network.
Open Invention Network (OIN), the largest patent non-aggression community in history, and Baidu, the largest Chinese language search engine and one of the leading artificial intelligence (AI) companies in the world, announced today that Baidu has joined as a community member. According to the Patent Protection Association of China, Baidu held 5,712 AI patents in 2019, the most in China. As an active supporter of open source and an important contributor of global open source technology, Baidu is committed to promoting the rapid development of AI through an open source platform and facilitating industrial transformation.
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Open Innovation Network and Baidu
“Artificial intelligence-driven and internet-based services continue to spawn new industries while advancing business performance through actionable intelligence. As a global leader in internet and AI-related services and products, Baidu recognizes the benefits of shared innovation inherent in open source,” said Keith Bergelt, CEO of Open Invention Network. “We are pleased Baidu has joined our community and committed to patent non-aggression in Linux and adjacent open source technologies”. “Baidu is and will always be a strong supporter and participant of open source,” said Cui Lingling, the head of Baidu’s Patent Department, “Baidu has launched a number of open source platforms including Apollo (Autonomous Driving Platform), PaddlePaddle (Parallel Distributed Deep Learning) and the like, and has been actively building patent cooperation. Baidu is a world-leading artificial intelligence platform company. Baidu’s participation in the OIN community shows our consistent commitment to open source innovation. Baidu will continue to support Linux patent protection and help foster a healthy Linux ecosystem.”
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