Andrew Ng is a Co-founder of Coursera, and the Director of the Stanford AI Lab.In 2011, he led the development of Stanford University’s main MOOC (Massive Open Online Courses) platform, and also taught an online Machine Learning classthat was offered to over 100,000 students, leading to the founding of Coursera.
Ng’s goal is to give everyone in the world access to a high quality education, for free. Today, Coursera partners with top universities to offer highquality, free online courses, and is the largest MOOC platform in the world.
Outside online education, Ng’s work at Stanford is on machine learning, with an emphasis on deep learning. He also founded and led a project at Google to develop massive-scale deep learning algorithms, leading to the famous “Google Cat” result in which a massive neural network with 1 billion parameters learned, from unlabeled YouTube, a cat detector.