Deep Speech by Baidu Now Recognizes Mandarin

Chinese search giant Baidu recently presented a new GPU-based Deep Speech deep learning system which has 94% accuracy when handling voice queries in Mandarin. Originally unveiled in December 2014, the speech recognition system was only able to recognize the English language.

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Baidu senior research engineer Awni Hannun was interviewed by Medium to share why Mandarin is such a tough language to learn and why they train their deep neural networks on multi-GPUs.

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