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Baidu to focus on AI and cloud computing with restructuring

December 19, 2018 / eWEEK Staff

China’s biggest search engine Baidu has confirmed plans to restructure, in order to solidify its foundation in AI and raise its shares in cloud computing. This announcement was made through an internal letter written by CEO of the company, Robin Li.The new restructuring will be based on company’s ABC corporate strategy. In the ABC corporate strategy Baidu will focus on the development of Artificial Intelligence (AI), Big Data and Cloud Computing.The company has plans to upgrade its former AI and cloud computing unit into a business group under the same name. Vice president and general leader of Baidu’s cloud computing business, Yin Shiming is expected to lead the newly-formed department.