The world of artificial intelligence will soon have a new partner at the table. Andrew Ng, former chief of Baidu, has announced that he will be starting a new business in the space of machine learning. The name of the venture is Deeplearning.ai, set to launch in August 2017.
Besides an update that they are “frontiers of AI,” there is very little information about the company and its objectives, speculation is mounting that Deeplearning.ai is a type of intelligence mechanism that will encompass large neural networks around a host of information that is trained to make inferences out of data sets.
Andrew Ng is considered to be one of the staunchest supporters in the field of AI. In March, he left Baidu after a 3-year stint with the firm. His stay at Baidu followed his accomplishment as a co-creator of Google’s Brain AI research project. Ng also served as the director of Stanford University’s Artificial Intelligence Lab (SAIL) and is the co-founder of Coursera, one of the leading online education and training platforms. Coursera hosts one of the most popular course on AI – Ng’s Machine Learning Course.
Baidu consists of around 1000 employees, working in diverse areas such as knowledge graphs, deep learning, computer vision, and autonomous cars. Similar to the search engine giant, Google, Baidu is also famous for its voice and speech recognition functions. Last year, Baidu announced its Deep Speech 2 program’s voice recognition can actually type 3 times faster than humans.
Ng shared his decision to launch a new initiative on Twitter, but did not disclose further details.
— Andrew Ng (@AndrewYNg) June 23, 2017
Anirudh M. for TechFunnel.com