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Former Baidu Executive and AI Master Qi Lu Joins Y Combinator China As CEO

Three months after Chinese Internet giant Baidu announced that COO Qi Lu will step down in July due to “personal and family reasons", Lu today unveiled his new adventure: Chief Executive Officer of Y Combinator China.

Three months after Chinese Internet giant Baidu announced that COO Qi Lu will step down in July due to “personal and family reasons”, Lu today unveiled his new adventure: Chief Executive Officer of Y Combinator China.

Bloomberg News reported that “YC will start its program in China as soon as next summer.” “Lu will lead the program, which will be called YC China and will be similar to the U.S. approach, though there may be tweaks to fit the Chinese market.”

A renowned Chinese software executive and engineer, Lu joined Baidu last year as COO and led Baidu’s fully-fledged effort in AI. Previously he was the Executive Vice President at Microsoft.

Read more on Qi Lu’s new journey via Bloomberg News. 

Previous Synced media coverage about Qi Lu include:

Baidu COO Qi Lu Out; Haifeng Wang Named New AI Group Senior VP

Baidu at CES: Developing AI at “China Speed”


Journalist: Tony Peng

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