Baidu Partners With China Mobile in AI, 5G, and Driverless Cars

Baidu (NASDAQ:BIDU) and China Mobile (NYSE:CHL) recently signed a sweeping strategic partnership that pools their resources in “frontier areas” including AI, big data, 5G networks, and driverless cars. China Mobile, the largest wireless carrier in China, will also offer exclusive discounted data plans for 13 Baidu products, including Baidu’s core app, its iQiyi video streaming platform, and its Reddit-like PostBar social media network.

The two companies will also collaborate on image recognition, voice recognition, and natural language processing tech for telco applications, smart devices, connected homes, and driverless cars.