Baidu has appointed three senior AI scientists to its Baidu USA AI division, following the high profile departure last year of Baidu AI head Andrew Ng and several others. The company also announced two new AI labs one for business intelligence, one for robotics and autonomous driving.

The AI scientists are Dr. Ken Church, Dr. Hui Xiong, and Dr. Jun (Luke) Huan. All three will be working at Baidu’s Sunnyvale campus.

Dr Kenneth Church specializes in natural language processing and has worked at IBM’s Watson Research Center and Microsoft. His new colleague Dr Jun Huan is an expert in big data and data mining and Dr Hui Xiong in data and knowledge engineering.

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