Top executive behind Baidu's artificial intelligence drive steps aside

Top executive behind Baidu's artificial intelligence drive steps asideLu Qi, who oversaw Baidu Inc’s shift to artificial intelligence (AI) after a damaging ad scandal in 2016, is stepping down as chief operating officer, China’s biggest search engine said on Friday. Lu, a former Microsoft executive and AI expert who joined Baidu in late 2016, is currently responsible for day-to-day operations in its AI unit, which has become the company’s core focus in the past year. Lu is viewed as a top figure in the global AI industry, and joined Baidu at a time when the company was rebuilding investor confidence after a medical scandal linked to its search business led to strict new regulations that gutted the firm’s ad revenue.


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Europe’s open-access drive escalates as university stand-offs spread

Europe’s open-access drive escalates as university stand-offs spread

Europe’s open-access drive escalates as university stand-offs spread, Published online: 17 May 2018; doi:10.1038/d41586-018-05191-0

Sweden is latest country to hold out on journal subscriptions, while negotiators share tactics to broker new deals with publishers.
Source: Nature