Liao Ruoxue, lead architect of Baidu revealed this week that a 100+ people team in the company has been working on a recommendation system since last year. The system has been implemented into many services like Baidu Ting (online music radio), Baidu Zhidao and Baidu News as underlying technology.

Baidu’s Dragon Boat Festival Doodle

Acquiring information online has gone through 3 different stages. The first stage was to browse by categories when the information online is still in scarcity; The second stage was the era of search engine like Google and Baidu; And the next one belongs to the recommendation system that could predict a user’s ‘mind’ and push the right thing to them. No more hard time Googleing through tons of web pages. Liao also said that Baidu’s goal is to “Define and seek users’ hidden demand, especially when these demands are sometimes too complicated to be explained by users themselves.”

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