The executive of Baidu’s Silicon Valley AI Lab has departed


Adam Coates, executive of Baidu’s Silicon Valley AI Lab, has left a company. A source reliable a exit and Coates has updated his LinkedIn reflecting a change. Coates assimilated a Chinese hunt hulk behind in May of 2014 to lead a California-based group of 50 appurtenance training developers.

Baidu has built adult an determined inclination in healthy denunciation processing. While during Baidu, Coates publicly evangelized Baidu’s appurtenance training efforts and worked directly on requesting low training to core NLP problems like content to debate and debate recognition.

A Stanford prepared PhD in mechanism science, Coates is good famous for his work on really vast neural networks and efforts to optimize distributed GPU clusters. While during Stanford, Coates was Andrew Ng’s doctoral student. Previously, Ng served as Baidu’s arch scientist, though he left a association behind in March.

Since departing, Ng has been investing time and resources into a troika of businesses. Thus distant he has announced a new low training course. We also reported on a new AI account filed with a SEC in Ng’s name final month.

Ng’s depart was widely reported given his high form purpose within a company. Baidu has been investing heavily into a Sunnyvale bureau as a tube for appropriation tip U.S. appurtenance training talent. In an talk with Wired final month, Qi Lu, Baidu’s arch handling officer categorically remarkable that while China’s AI talent pool is flourishing rapidly, a U.S. is still a tellurian leader.

Baidu declined to criticism when asked about a departure.

We have also reached out to Coates. We will refurbish this post if we hear information on who will be holding a reigns during Baidu’s Silicon Valley AI Lab or what Coates’ skeleton are for a future.

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