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Andrew Ng      

Vice President & Chief Scientist of Baidu; Co-Founder of Coursera

Andrew Y. Ng is the director of the Artificial Intelligence Lab and associate professor in computer science at Stanford University. He co-founded and led Google Brain and he leads the STAIR (Stanford Artificial Intelligence Robot) project, whose goal is to develop a home assistant robot that can perform tasks such as tidying a room, loading and unloading a dishwasher, fetching items, and preparing meals using a kitchen.

In November 2017, Ng was the keynote speaker at AI Frontiers Conference and in January 2018, Ng unveiled the AI Fund, raising $175 million to invest in new startups. He is also the chairman of Woebot and on the board of drive.ai.

He wrote a book "Machine Learning Yearning", a practical guide for those interested in machine learning, which he distributed for free. In December 2018, he followed that up with an AI Transformation Playbook.

Ng also works on machine-learning algorithms for robotic control, in which rather than relying on months of human hand-engineering to design a controller, a robot instead learns automatically how best to control itself. Using this approach, Ng’s group has developed the most advanced autonomous helicopter controller, capable of flying spectacular aerobatic maneuvers that even experienced human pilots often find extremely difficult to execute. Ng’s group also developed algorithms that can turn a single image into a 3-D model that one can fly through and see from different angles.

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