China Is Losing to the U.S. in High-Stakes Battle for Artificial Intelligence Talent

#Baidu’s loss of its chief scientist is a setback for #AI in #China  MT @tprstly via @WSJ

  • Artificial intelligence may be tech’s hottest sector, and Chinese internet giants and startups alike have been engaged in fierce competition to poach top talent from Google, Facebook, Microsoft and elite universities around the world.
  • Few of these hires had the status of Andrew Ng, whom Baidu Inc. recruited in 2014 as its chief scientist to oversee AI research.
  • One of the top brains in the field, Mr. Ng formerly led Google’s…

As ambitious as they are, China’s tech firms are behind the likes of Google, Facebook and Microsoft when it comes to artificial intelligence. With the resignation of Baidu chief scientist Andrew Ng, their ability to retain top foreign talent is in question.

@TamaraMcCleary: #Baidu’s loss of its chief scientist is a setback for #AI in #China MT @tprstly via @WSJ

Artificial intelligence may be tech’s hottest sector, and Chinese internet giants and startups alike have been engaged in fierce competition to poach top talent from Google, Facebook, Microsoft and elite universities around the world.

Few of these hires had the status of Andrew Ng, whom Baidu Inc. recruited in 2014 as its chief scientist to oversee AI research. One of the top brains in the field, Mr. Ng formerly led Google’s…

China Is Losing to the U.S. in High-Stakes Battle for Artificial Intelligence Talent