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  • The ongoing odyssey of Qi Lu

    Posted on May 19th, 2018 at 03:56 woody Comment on the AskWoody Lounge

    Yesterday, Baidu announced that Qi Lu is leaving in July. That’s a tectonic event, from my point of view.

    You may recall that Lu left Microsoft in Sept 2016, under strange circumstances ascribed to a bicycle accident. At the time, he was in charge of Office.

    In Jan 2017, I was shocked to hear that he had become the COO of Baidu, a huge (current market cap $100 billion) Google-like company based in Beijing, with offices all over the world.

    Jordan Novet at CNBC reports:

    Lu said in the [PR] statement that he can no longer work full-time in China for “personal and family reasons” and will spend more time in the U.S. He will retain his role as vice president of Baidu’s board and will focus on research and development, although he won’t be working full-time for Baidu.

    I don’t think there’s any doubt that Lu’s one of the smartest people on the planet. He’s a superstar in applied AI. I also hear that he’s generally well-liked and highly respected.

    Wonder what he’ll be up to next?

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      woody
      Da Boss

      Yesterday, Baidu announced that Qi Lu is leaving in July. That’s a tectonic event, from my point of view. You may recall that Lu left Microsoft in Sep
      [See the full post at: The ongoing odyssey of Qi Lu]

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      jescott418
      AskWoody Lounger

      Probably end up at Amazon or Google I figure. Although Apple sort of needs this kind of person on their team.

      • This reply was modified 4 weeks, 1 day ago by  jescott418. Reason: Added to comment
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      OscarCP
      AskWoody Lounger

      I wonder if he is still using Office.

      • #193201 Reply

        woody
        Da Boss

        HA!

        Or, indeed, if he ever did….

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