AI is already transforming many industries—much like how the advent of electricity impacted manufacturing, transportation, communication, and refrigeration. "The best technologies disappear into the background" says Andrew Ng, and he believes someday AI will become as ubiquitous as electricity is today. Andrew has a conversation with TEDxBoston moderators, Ryan Adams and Katherine Gorman (co-hosts of Talking Machines podcast) to discuss the importance of lifelong learning and the "surprisingly clear path to use AI to transform multiple industries."
Dr. Andrew Ng is Chief Scientist at Baidu, where he is responsible for driving the company’s global AI strategy and infrastructure. He leads Baidu Research in Beijing and Silicon Valley as well as technical teams in the areas of speech, image search and big data. In addition to his role at Baidu, Dr. Ng is Chairman and Co-founder of Coursera, the worlds largest Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC) platform. He is also an Adjunct Professor at Stanford University’s Computer Science Department.
Dr. Ng has authored or co-authored over 100 research papers in machine learning, robotics and related fields. In 2013 he was named to the Time 100 list of the most influential persons in the world. He holds degrees from Carnegie Mellon University, MIT and the University of California, Berkeley.
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