16 May 2014

Baidu hires ‘Google Brain’ founder to run its AI labs

Author: RaymondRoach | Filed under: About

Baidu has scored a win over Google by hiring Andrew Ng, founder of the “Google Brain,” to run the Chinese Internet giant’s artificial intelligence labs. The Google Brain is the nickname for a project at the company to replicate aspects of how the human brain works in computers, which could lead to big advances in search, robotics, natural language processing, online marketing and many other fields. So-called “deep learning” and other aspects of AI have become a big focus for the leading tech firms, including IBM, Microsoft and Facebook, who’ve all been hiring top academics in the field.

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