AI expert Andrew Ng steps down from China's Baidu
Artificial Intelligence expert Andrew Ng announced late Tuesday that he is stepping down as chief scientist for Chinese search giant Baidu.
Ng, who is also co-chairman and co-founder of Coursera and a Stanford adjunct professor, announced his departure in a post on Medium. Ng, who has been at Baidu since 2014, was circumspect on just what he plans to do next, but said the task of pioneering artificial intelligence "cannot be done by any single company."
His exit comes two months after Baidu hired former Microsoft search head Qi Lu to serve as company president.