Andrew Yak-Tan Ng

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Andrew Yan-Tak Ng (Chinese: 吳恩達; born 1976) is a Chinese-American computer scientist, global leader in AI, inventor, business executive, investor and entrepreneur of the Silicon Valley who has made major contributions to artificial intelligence, deep learning, robotics, and machine learning. Ng co-founded and led Google Brain and was a former Vice President and Chief Scientist at Baidu, building the company’s Artificial Intelligence Group into a team of several thousand people. He is an adjunct professor at Stanford University (formerly associate professor and Director of its AI Lab).
Ng is also a pioneer in online education and co-founded Coursera and With his online courses, he has successfully spearheaded many efforts to “democratize deep learning.” Since 2018 he launched and currently heads AI Fund, initially a $175-million investment fund for backing artificial intelligence startups. He has founded Landing AI, which provides AI-powered SaaS products and Transformation Program to empower enterprises into cutting-edge AI companies.He is one of the most prolific researchers in the field and has been described as one of the most important people in AI, with his work helping incite the recent revolution in deep learning.


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