Andrew Ng is a hero and a role model for everyone who is starting the machine learning journey. One of his earliest Machine Learning courses saw lakhs of students enrolling and getting a huge boost to their careers. He is now back with a course in Deep Learning specialisation supported by his company Deeplearning.ai. Andrew Ng, one of the foremost artificial intelligence experts, is working hard to train more AI experts on a larger scale who can work across a range of industries. Ng has been an early adopter of online learning with the creation of Coursera.
Andrew Ng, a computer scientist who led Google's AI division, Google Brain, and formerly served as vice president and chief scientist at Baidu, is a veritable celebrity in the artificial intelligence (AI) industry. After leaving Baidu, he debuted an online curriculum of classes centered around machine learning -- Deeplearning.ai Ng was the keynote speaker at the AI Frontiers Conference in November 2017, and this year unveiled the AI Fund, a $175 million incubator that backs small teams of experts looking to solve key problems using machine learning. Oh, and he's also chairman of AI cognitive behavioral therapy startup Woebot; sits on the board of driverless car company Drive.ai; Yet somehow, he found time to put together a new online training course -- "AI for Everyone" -- that seeks to demystify AI for business executives.
With the rise of technology, often comes greater concentration of power in smaller number of people's hands, and this creates a greater risk of ever-growing wealth and inequality as well. According to Andrew Ng, with the rise of last few years of technology, a great job has been done in creating wealth in the East and West Coast, but actually, we did leave large parts of the country behind and it would be great if everyone could be bought along. In This podcast, Kevin Scott, the host, who is the Chief Technology Officer of Microsoft welcomes you to Behind The Tech where, they talk with some of the people who made our modern tech world possible and understand what motivated them to create what they did. The host is joined by his colleague Christina Warren, who is a Senior Cloud Developer Advocate At Microsoft. And along with her, the Guest to join in is Andrew Ng, who is one of the preeminent minds in Artificial Intelligence And Machine Learning.
After his tenure as chief scientist at Baidu, Andrew Ng, the founder of the Google Brain project and former CEO of Coursera, set up a number of different projects that all focus on making AI more approachable. These include the education startup Deeplearning.ai, Today, Ng announced he has opened a second office for these projects in Medellin, Colombia. At first, Medellin may seem like an odd choice. But today's Medellin is very different from the one you may have seen on Narcos (and a lot safer).