AI expert Andrew Ng announced today that he’s leaving Chinese internet giant Baidu which has been betting heavily on AI for its business revival. Andrew didn’t mention his future plans in his announcement.

Baidu’s response to TechNode’s inquiries on this matter confirmed Ng’s resignation, “The news was released by Andrew himself on Medium first, Baidu has retweeted his posts with our thanks and wishes.”

Andrew took the helm of Baidu’s AI unit in 2014 as Chief Scientist. Before joining Baidu, Andrew built his reputation in the AI industry as the man behind Google Brain, Google’s deep learning arm. He’s also a Stanford University academic and co-founder of education platform Coursera.

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Emma Lee is Shanghai-based tech writer, covering startups and tech happenings in China and Asia in general. We are looking for stories related to tech and China. Reach her at lixin@technode.com.