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A year after it open sourced its PaddlePaddle deep learning suite, Baidu has dropped another piece of AI tech into the public domain – a project to put AI on smartphones. Mobile Deep Learning (MDL) landed at GitHub under the MIT license a day ago, along with the exhortation “Be all eagerness to see it”. MDL is a convolution- …

  1. Pascal Monett Silver badge
    Trollface

    "MDL can recognise a smartphone in less than half a second"

    Well that there is a performance, especially when you remember that there have been experts paid $80,000 that couldn't tell between an Android and an iPhone !

    Seriously though, I'm no more comfortable having Baidu hoard all my data than Google. I don't the like the idea of any government listening in to my life, not China any more than the NSA.

    1. davenewman

      Re: "MDL can recognise a smartphone in less than half a second"

      Hang on, if the neural network runs on the phone it doesn't have to send anything to a server.

      1. IceC0ld Silver badge

        Re: "MDL can recognise a smartphone in less than half a second"

        Hang on, if the neural network runs on the phone it doesn't HAVE to send anything to a server.

        FTFY

        we seem to live in a world where no one can have absolute privacy anymore, and where, if George Orwell was still around, that he would be both amazed and appaled that not only is the surveillence greater than anything he could visualize, but that we bought the damn cameras / apparatus OURSELVES FFS :o(

    2. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: "MDL can recognise a smartphone in less than half a second"

      But can it recognise a hotdog?

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