Andrew Ng on why Artificial Intelligence is the New Electricity

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Andrew Ng, Chief Scientist, Baidu & Associate Professor (Research) at Stanford University

In this video, Baidu chief scientist, Coursera co-founder, and Stanford adjunct professor Andrew Ng describes how artificial intelligence (AI) is transforming industry after industry.

“We’re making this analogy that AI is the new electricity,” Ng said. “Electricity transformed industries: agriculture, transportation, communication, manufacturing. I think we are now in that phase where AI technology has advanced to the point where we see a clear path for it to transform multiple industries.” Specifically, Ng sees AI being particularly influential in entertainment, retail, and logistics. Just as electricity transformed industry after industry 100 years ago, I think AI will do the same.”

Dr. Andrew Ng is Chief Scientist at Baidu. He leads Baidu Research, which includes the Silicon Valley AI Lab, the Institute of Deep Learning and the Big Data Lab. The organization brings together global research talent to work on fundamental technologies in areas such as image recognition, speech recognition and natural language processing. In addition to his role at Baidu, Dr. Ng is a faculty member in Stanford University’s Computer Science Department, and Chairman of Coursera, an online education platform that he co-founded. Dr. Ng is the author or co-author of over 100 published papers in machine learning, robotics and related fields. He holds degrees from Carnegie Mellon University, MIT and the University of California, Berkeley.

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