IBL News | New York
Andrew Ng, former CEO of Coursera and instructor on courses developed by his startup Deeplearning.ai, is choosing Medellin, in Colombia, as the place to expand.
After reviewing a wide range of cities in Europe, Asia and Latin America, Andrew Ng will open a second office for his AI-related projects in Colombia, according to TechCrunch.
Ng believes that Medellin offers a strong talent pool, along with an educational and business ecosystem, since it is home to a number of universities and a hub for startups and incubators.
“It’s important that we set up AI hubs outside of Silicon Valley and China, in part, because they will provide a different perspective,” Ng explained.
Andrew Ng [in the picture] plans to expand his existing team of 50 people into 150 to 200 employees over the next two years. His view is based on building specialized components for various verticals.