Interview Of The Week

Interview Of The Week: Andrew Ng, AI Expert

Who: Andrew Ng is the Founder of DeepLearning.AI ,Managing General Partner at AI Fund, Founder & CEO of Landing AI, Chairman and Co-Founder of Coursera, and an Adjunct Professor at Stanford University. Over 8 million people have taken an AI class from him. He previously worked as the founding lead of the Google Brain team, which helped Google transform into a modern AI company. Ng served as VP & Chief Scientist at Baidu, where he led a 1,300-person AI team responsible for the company’s AI technology and strategy. He is also the former director of the Stanford AI Lab, home to 20+ faculty members and research groups. In 2023, he was named to the Time100 AI list of the most influential AI persons in the world.  Ng now focuses his time primarily on his entrepreneurial ventures, looking for the best ways to accelerate responsible AI practices.

Topic: The state of AI and how organizations can best make use of it.

Quote: “Almost all knowledge workers can become more productive right away by using a large language model like ChatGPT or Bard as a brainstorming partner, copyeditor, tool to answer basic questions, etc. but many people still need to be trained to use these models safely and effectively. If you have not done so already it is worth upskilling your workforce. I also encourage CEOs to learn to use these tools themselves, so they can lead from the top.”

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About the author

Jennifer L. Schenker

Jennifer L. Schenker, an award-winning journalist, has been covering the global tech industry from Europe since 1985, working full-time, at various points in her career for the Wall Street Journal Europe, Time Magazine, International Herald Tribune, Red Herring and BusinessWeek. She is currently the editor-in-chief of The Innovator, an English-language global publication about the digital transformation of business. Jennifer was voted one of the 50 most inspiring women in technology in Europe in 2015 and 2016 and was named by Forbes Magazine in 2018 as one of the 30 women leaders disrupting tech in France. She has been a World Economic Forum Tech Pioneers judge for 20 years. She lives in Paris and has dual U.S. and French citizenship.