If you wanted an exhaustive list of all the cat videos on Youtube, Andrew Ng would be your guy. He is an associate professor of computer science at Stanford, chief scientist of Baidu, and chairman and co-founder of Coursera. In 2011, he led the development of 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. Today, Coursera partners with some of the top universities in the world to offer high quality online courses, and is the largest MOOC platform in the world.
Andrew also founded and led the “Google Brain” project, resulting in the famous “Google cat” result, in which a massive neural network learned to detect cats from unlabeled YouTube videos. He continues to work on deep learning and its applications to computer vision and speech, including such applications as autonomous driving.
Andrew received his undergraduate degree in computer science from Carnegie Mellon University, his master’s degree from MIT, and his PhD from University of California, Berkeley.
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