Baidu is by far the most successful search engine in China. Less than 1% of Chinese people speak English, so it makes sense that a "Chinese" language based company dominates search in China. This coupled with the fact that Google does not want the Communist Chinese government censoring Google. I think "freedom of speech" is of paramount importance for all people of the world. I would like to learn more about the censoring Baidu does to keep the Communists happy. Also I wonder if Baidu will use it's artificial intelligence laboratory to do research that would help the Chinese government perform even more censoring of content?
A large percentage of Baidu's Artificial Intelligence (AI) research is conducted in Silicon Valley and not in Beijing China.