Baidu starts recruitment campaign focusing on artificial intelligence

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Digital media company Baidu will be hiring in overseas markets.

Baidu is visiting research universities in the U.S., as part of kicking off its first overseas campus recruitment campaign. Baidu is targeting Carnegie Mellon University, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, the University of California Berkeley, Stanford University, Columbia University, and the University of Southern California.

Baidu is looking for global resources especially in artificial intelligence (AI), such as machine learning, big data, computer vision, natural language processing, and speech technology.

Baidu’s recruitment campaign offers both full-time and internship opportunities at its Beijing headquarters and aims to attract graduates and students who are considering careers in the technology space.

Baidu is looking for individuals to join Baidu in leading China’s AI revolution. The China company said recruitment campaign also offers opportunities on product, marketing, finance, user experience and human resource teams.

Baidu invests roughly 15 percent of its revenues into R&D each year, and of the more than 20 billion yuan ($2.9 billion) Baidu has spent on R&D over the past two and a half years, the majority goes to AI endeavors.

Baidu has over 1,300 employees focused on AI, including AI leaders COO Qi Lu, president Ya-qin Zhang, and vice president Wang Haifeng; and technology experts Lin Yuanqing, Adam Coates, and Jing Kun.

Baidu recently appointed Ya-qin Zhang to head up Baidu’s U.S. operations, Baidu’s global base for talent and R&D. It also announced a plan to double down on the company’s investment and R&D efforts in the U.S. by setting up a new research facility in Silicon Valley with the capacity to house 150 people.