【5/19/2021】CAPA-NoVA Distinguished Chinese American Project

(Introducer: Xinyi Ma)

吴恩达 (Andrew Yan-Tak Ng) (1976- ) is one of the most impactful educators, researchers, innovators, and leaders in artificial intelligence and technology space in general. Ng was a co-founder and head of Google Brain and was the former Chief Scientist at Baidu, building the company’s Artificial Intelligence Group into a team of several thousand people. Ng is an adjunct professor at Stanford University (formerly associate professor and Director of its Stanford AI Lab or SAIL). Also a pioneer in online education, Ng co-founded Coursera and deeplearning.ai.

 

He was born in United Kingdom. His parents are both immigrants from Hong Kong. Growing up, he spent time in Hong Kong and Singapore and later graduated from Raffles Institution in Singapore in 1992. In 2002, he received his PhD from the University of California, Berkeley His thesis is titled “Shaping and policy search in reinforcement learning” and is well cited to this day.

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Ng has successfully spearheaded many efforts to “democratize deep learning” teaching over 2.5 million students through his online courses. He is one of the world’s most famous and influential computer scientists being named one of Time magazine’s 100 Most Influential People in 2012, and Fast Company’s Most Creative People in 2014. 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 currently lives in Los Altos Hills, California.

 

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#73 – Andrew Ng: Deep Learning, Education, and Real-World AI

 

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