Baidu ABC Institute and IEEE Computer Society Sign Memorandum of Understanding and Secure Global Partner Program

A Strategic Collaboration Advancing AI, Big Data, and Cloud Computing (ABC) Technologies
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LOS ALAMITOS, Calif., 09 August 2018 – IEEE Computer Society (IEEE-CS) and Baidu ABC Institute (ABCI) have reached a strategic partnership and jointly signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on the Global Partner Program (GPP) in an effort to promote long-term, extensive, and in-depth cooperation between the two organizations.

On 23 July the “MoU Signing Ceremony between IEEE Computer Society and Baidu ABC Institute” was held at the Green Computing Systems Research and Development Center at Waseda University in Tokyo, Japan. IEEE Fellow and IEEE-CS President Hironori Kasahara and Vice President Dai Haizhu of ABCI signed the MoU on behalf of both parties.

Said Haizhu at the signing ceremony, “I hope to jointly promote the deep cooperation between the two sides in big data, artificial intelligence, cloud computing, and more.” Kasahara added, “The signing ceremony is only the beginning of cooperation, and we look forward to more in-depth cooperation and exchanges between the two sides.”

The achievement of this strategic cooperation signifies that the two organizations will conduct comprehensive cooperation in academic exchanges, expert invitations, educational training and certification, and resource sharing in the future; will accelerate the promotion of cutting-edge technological innovation and personnel training; and will deliver more for the development of global AI technology and innovation energy.

As an important part of academic exchanges, IEEE-CS will recommend well-known international experts to ABCI to communicate with the technical team and explore cooperation, and IEEE-CS will jointly launch a certification with ABCI.

Jun Huan—Baidu’s senior expert in machine learning, IEEE ICDM 2020 Program Co-Chair, and ABCI Honorary Advisor—presented an academic report entitled “Baidu Artificial Intelligence Technology” and exchanged ideas with the teachers and students of Waseda University. Representatives from IEEE-CS, IEEE Japan Office, ABCI, and teachers and students from the Green Computing System Research and Development Center witnessed the signing and listened to the academic report.

Kasahara gave a presentation based on his latest scientific research results and led Baidu personnel to visit the Center for Green Computing Systems Research and Development at Waseda University.

Based on the ABC strategy of Baidu Cloud, Baidu ABC Institute helps students grasp the basic knowledge of cutting-edge technologies such as cloud computing, virtualization, big data and artificial intelligence with the great advantage of Baidu in the field of artificial intelligence. Baidu improves the employment competitiveness of students, and will improve the R&D capability of cooperative enterprises.