Intel and Baidu have signed a new MoU aimed at increasing collaboration between the two companies in Baidu’s core business areas during the next three years.

The partnership will help Baidu deliver on its business-to-business artificial intelligence (AI) strategy and better serve billions of Internet users and enterprise customers in China and beyond.

The new agreement, which builds on ten years of partnership, focuses on optimising Intel platforms and solutions for the cloud, AI, autonomous driving (AD), 5G and edge.

Intel and Baidu will work to bring capabilities to Baidu’s AI cloud, mobile search/feed, video streaming, BaiduBrain (Baidu’s AI platform), PaddlePaddle (Baidu’s deep learning platform), DuerOS (Baidu’s AI-powered voice assistant platform) and Apollo (Baidu’s autonomous driving platform).

The two parties will invest in lntel technologies, including power and cooling solutions in the data centre, the Intel Xeon Scalable platform, Intel Optane, DC Persistent Memory, Intel Optane DC SSD, silicon photonics, ethernet, Intel AI accelerators and Intel software stack.