Already the underpinning of speech recognition, photo search, and video recognition, deep learning experts are taking the technology even further by creating learning algorithms by building large-scale simulations of the brain.
Computer scientist Andrew Ng is one of the foremost thought leaders on machine learning. He has combined his work with neural networks at Google and Baidu with his dedication to online education platforms as co-founder of Coursera and the faculty member who developed the online courses platform at Stanford.
Last year, his GMIC thought leader session on deep learning was one of the most popular sessions of the conference. This year, he will cover new developments in artificial intelligence and how these systems can help humans learn faster.
Andrew Ng – Chief Scientist, Baidu
Andrew Ng is Chief Scientist of Baidu, Chairman and Co-Founder of Coursera, and a Computer Science faculty member at Stanford. Ng's work spans both artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning, and online education. Ng's AI work focuses on deep learning, which develops learning algorithms by building large scale simulations of the brain. In 2011, he founded and led the Google Brain project, which built the largest deep learning (neural network) systems at the time, leading to the celebrated "Google" result. His team's technology has also had a huge impact across numerous Google applications, including speech recognition, maps, and more. More recently, Ng joined Baidu, where he leads Baidu Research in developing the next generation of deep learning algorithms.
Ng is also known for his work on online education. In 2011, he developed Stanford University's main MOOC (Massive Open Online Courses) platform, and also taught an online Machine Learning class to over 100,000 students, leading to the founding of Coursera. Ng's goal in education is to give everyone access to a great education, for free. Today, Coursera partners with top universities to offer high quality, free online courses. With over 100 partners, about 700 courses, and over 8 million learners, Coursera is currently the largest MOOC platform in the world. Ng has been named to the Time 100 list of the most influential people in the world; to the CNN 10: Thinkers list; and to Fortune 40 under 40. For his on-campus teaching, he has also been named by students as one of the top 10 professors across all of Stanford University.
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