Baidu Drops Drone Project to Focus on Artificial Intelligence

TechBaidu is dropping its drone delivery takeaway service.(Photo : Getty Images) Last year, Chinese tech giant Baidu, under its Baidu Takeaway brand, launched a new courier food delivery service that uses drones instead of people. Recently, Baidu announced that it is dropping its Takeaway service, as well as several other projects related to it. In a statement, Baidu director of deep learning laboratory Lin Yuanqing said, “Unmanned aerial vehicles are indeed a very good project, but we are puzzled with how Baidu can compete with DJI, because we do not produce them.” Like Us on Facebook Advertisement Lin added that the market value of drones used for food delivery is not the big, hence the decision to abandon the project. The director also said that its technologies are better off used…

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