Dear friends,

I am excited to announce the opening of our office in Medellín, Colombia. The office will serve as the Latin American headquarters for three of the companies in our AI ecosystem: Landing AI, deeplearning.ai, and AI Fund. We will continue to expand the office as new companies are created within the ecosystem.

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¡Hola, Colombia!

Colombia is on a trajectory to become a hub of AI in Latin America. AI is still in its infancy. Although Silicon Valley and Beijing are currently leading the way in AI, with the UK and Canada also emerging as innovation hubs, there are…


Dear friends,

Carol and I are delighted to announce the birth of our daughter, Nova Ng.

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Nova Athena Ng, born 2/7/2019, 7.11am at 6 lbs 10 oz.

We’re enjoying this precious time with our first child. As probably every parent understands, we’ve also been reflecting on the world Nova will grow up in. Specifically, the long term impact of AI and where we are focusing our efforts in the AI community.

Building for the AI natives


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Dear friends,

I’m excited to share with you the AI Transformation Playbook. Drawn from my experience leading Google Brain, Baidu’s AI Group, and Landing AI, this Playbook provides a roadmap for your company to transform into a great AI company.

You can download your free copy of the AI Transformation Playbook here.

Building strong AI capabilities for your company will require a long-term investment, but it is feasible for most enterprises. The AI Transformation Playbook will walk you through the following five steps:

  1. Execute pilot projects to gain momentum
  2. Build an in-house AI team
  3. Provide broad AI training
  4. Develop an…


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Dear Friends,

I am excited to announce the newest course from deeplearning.ai, “AI for Everyone.” It will be available on Coursera in early 2019.

AI is not only for engineers. This non-technical course will help you understand technologies like machine learning and deep learning, and spot opportunities to apply AI to problems in your own organization. You will see examples of what today’s AI can — and cannot — do. Finally, you will understand how AI is impacting society and how to navigate through this technological change.

This course is intended for everyone, ranging from CEOs, product managers, marketers, salespeople…


Dear friends,

Drive.ai will offer a self-driving car service for public use in Frisco, Texas starting in July, 2018.

Self-driving cars are no longer a futuristic AI technology. They’re here, and will soon make transportation cheaper and more convenient.

The team at Drive.ai has been working closely with local partners to ensure the deployment of our cars is safe and adds real value to its day-to-day users.

The self-driving car roadmap

Providing a public self-driving car service depends on three key elements:

  1. Technology: Industry-leading AI and deep learning
  2. Partnerships: Deployments through working with public and private partners
  3. Safety: People-centric safety
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1. Technology: Industry-leading AI and deep learning

Self-driving technology is still…


Dear friends,

I am excited to announce the formation of the AI Fund. We have raised $175 million, and will be sequentially initiating new businesses that use AI to improve human life. As we grow these businesses, we also hope to help many of you enter the field of AI, and do the important work of building an AI-powered society.

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We are grateful to our investors, including NEA, Sequoia, Greylock Partners, the SoftBank Group and others for supporting us.

In the early days of electricity, much of the innovation centered around slightly different improvements in lighting. While this was an…


Dear Friends,

I am excited to announce Landing.ai, a new Artificial Intelligence company that will help other enterprises transform for the age of AI. We will initially focus on the manufacturing industry.

AI is already transforming the IT industry. In my work leading Google Brain and Baidu’s AI Group, I’ve been fortunate to play a role in the transformation of two great Internet companies, and see firsthand the benefits modern AI brings to these businesses and to their users. It is now time to build not just an AI-powered IT industry, but an AI-powered society. One in which our physical…


Dear friends,

I’m thrilled to announce I am joining Woebot’s board of directors as its Chairman. I will be assisting its CEO, Alison Darcy, and the company in its mission to build a chatbot that will help the millions of people who struggle with their mental health.

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With the Woebot team in their San Francisco office

Mental health care is in crisis

Depression is the leading global cause of disability. You probably have friends with depression that don’t talk about it. It is stigmatized, which only deepens their anguish. On US university campuses, about 50% of students report anxiety or depression so severe that they can’t function.

Apart from…


deeplearning.ai: Announcing new Deep Learning courses on Coursera

Dear Friends,

I have been working on three new AI projects, and am thrilled to announce the first one: deeplearning.ai, a project dedicated to disseminating AI knowledge, is launching a new sequence of Deep Learning courses on Coursera. These courses will help you master Deep Learning, apply it effectively, and build a career in AI.

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With the deeplearning.ai TAs Kian Katanforoosh and Younes Mourri

AI is the new electricity

Just as electricity transformed every major industry starting about 100 years ago, AI is now poised to do the same. Several large tech companies have built AI divisions, and started transforming themselves…


Dear Friends,

I will be resigning from Baidu, where I have been leading the company’s AI Group. Baidu’s AI is incredibly strong, and the team is stacked up and down with talent; I am confident AI at Baidu will continue to flourish. After Baidu, I am excited to continue working toward the AI transformation of our society and the use of AI to make life better for everyone.

Artificial Intelligence at Baidu

I joined Baidu in 2014 to work on AI. Since then, Baidu’s AI group has grown to roughly 1,300 people, which includes the 300-person Baidu Research. Our AI…

Andrew Ng

AI, Machine Learning, Deep learning, Online Education.

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