BEIJING, June 5, 2023
/PRNewswire/ -- Baidu, Inc. (NASDAQ: BIDU and HKEX: 9888) ("Baidu"
or the "Company") has recently released its 2022 ESG report,
providing updates to the company's 2022 ESG performance in critical
areas including enhancing corporate governance, building trust,
nurturing talents, promoting green ides, improving service quality,
and contributing to the society.
Click here to see Baidu 2022 ESG Full Report.
In the opening speech of the Report, Robin Li, Co-founder, Chairman, and CEO of
Baidu, said, "We care not only about the improvement of production
efficiency brought by AI, but also the fairness and accountability
of AI and algorithms. AI has evolved to a stage where all sectors
are destined to be transformed by it." He once again addressed the
"four principles of AI ethics," namely:
- AI should be "safe and controllable", which is the highest
- AI's innovative vision is to promote more equal access to
technologies and abilities for humanity.
- The value of AI is to empower mankind to learn and grow instead
of surpassing and replacing mankind.
- The ultimate ideal of AI is to bring more freedom and
possibilities to humankind.
Baidu is committed to promoting sustainable social
transformation through green AI technology to explore and
create new social development opportunities.
In green mobility, Baidu has been proactively
finding greener transportation solutions through technologies. It
collaborated with China Academy of Transportation of Sciences to
study carbon emission reduction through intelligent transportation
solutions. The findings revealed that the annual reduced carbon
emissions contributed by building Vehicle-Road collaboration (V2R)
infrastructure in the 72 square kilometers Beijing High-level
Autonomous Driving Demonstration Zone is equivalent to planting
Baidu has been continuously optimizing private mobility by
applying autonomous driving technology into new energy vehicles
(NEVs) to contribute to energy conservation and emission
reduction. As of January 2023,
Baidu's autonomous ride-hailing platform Apollo Go had received
over 2 million orders, making the company the world's largest
autonomous ride-hailing service provider.
In cloud services, Baidu has innovated green
technologies to reduce carbon emissions from lithium batteries,
refrigerating system and computing power usage. In 2022, Baidu data
centers signed a contract to introduce 1 billion kWh of green
power. The company has been working on improving its energy use
structure towards the goal of using 100% renewable energy to
provide customers with 100% clean cloud computing services.
Safeguarding security and privacy is also a key
priority topic for Baidu. To date, Baidu has contributed to the
preparation of close to 100 AI safety and ethics
standards, covering algorithms, privacy protection, deep
learning, autonomous driving, smart terminals, system services, and
a wide range of additional components. In 2022, Baidu's
self-developed ERNIE Big Model has been used in place of
traditional data classification technique to achieve automatic data
management, greatly enhancing the efficiency and effectiveness of
Baidu's data security governance.
In talent development, Baidu has trained over 3
million AI talents through collaborations with top Chinese
universities as of February 2023. It
is over halfway towards its goal of training 5 million AI talents
within five years. Baidu also puts workplace diversity at the
forefront of its talent development, a manifestation of which is
that female representation in the management has increased to
43.9%, above the industry average.
Grounded in the company's mission to "make the complicated world
simpler through technology," Baidu remains committed to digging
further into the potentials of ESG concepts in corporate
governance and offsetting uncertainties with the
Founded in 2000, Baidu's mission is to make the complicated
world simpler through technology. Baidu is a leading AI company
with strong Internet foundation, trading on the NASDAQ under "BIDU"
and HKEX under "9888." One Baidu ADS represents eight Class A
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