Chinese Search Company Wants to Revolutionize Deep Learning

China’s dominant search company, Baidu, wowed tech heads this June as chief scientist of the company, Andrew Ng talked to around 200 entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, and tech workers about his plans to advance deep learning.  This is a new approach to using artificial intelligence based on the way the brain works.  Ng has been selected to head the company’s research organization, and he plans to hire 70 artificial intelligence researchers and computer system engineers to work in a new $300 million lab. The internet in China is a big deal.  There are 632 million Chinese citizens online, and the top 20 Chinese internet companies have a combined worth of around $340 billion.  Baidu is hoping to be able to expand their services, not just to the Chinese but globally as…


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