STATES CHRONICLE – Baidu officials announced that Dr. Qi Lu will be the company’s new Chief Operating Officer and President and will be in charge of various company operations.
Baidu, Inc. is a Chinese company. It is based in Beijing, China and was founded in 2000. The company offers web services. It is considered one of the world’s largest Internet companies.
Its services are quite varied. They include, for example, a web browser. This can look for websites, images, and audio files. Baidu also offers Baike and Music. The latter is a music service. Baike is an online encyclopedia.
And now, the services will have a new COO. Qi Lu is a computer scientist. He was born and educated in China. In 1996, Lu finished his Carnegie Mellon Ph.D. His segment was computer science. Since then, he has worked for a number of big names in the industry. After starting at IBM, Lu moved to Yahoo.
After departing from the company, he was personally recruited by the then Microsoft CEO. The computer scientist has been on leave from Microsoft. This has been effective as of September 2016.
As part of Yahoo, Lu became senior vice president. He was in charge of the Yahoo advertising and search technologies. In 2007, he took over the executive vice president role.
In 2008, Lu joined the Microsoft search engine section. He was part of the team to launch Bing. Qi Lu then went to lead the Microsoft Office business. He was also Microsoft’s global executive vice president.
Now, Qi Lu will be moving to a new Internet giant company. His COO and President activity will include the following. He will be in charge of the products and technology. And also of the organization operations. His responsibilities will also include their sale and marketing area.
Baidu stated that the announcement is effective immediately. This was released Tuesday, on January 17.
Robin Li, the group CEO and Baidu chairman, also released a declaration. He stated his delight at the new addition. Qi Lu will be joining their senior executive team.
Li continued as follows. According to him, Dr. Lu possesses quite a wealth of knowledge in the area. He has prior experience in management and leadership. The man is also an authority in another domain. More exactly, the artificial intelligence area.
Li stated his belief that Qi Lu will be an added strength. His contributions will strengthen the company’s technology and management areas.
Qi Lu also released a statement. He too expressed his delight at joining the Baidu team. According to him, Baidu has quite a renown. It is considered one of top technology companies in the country.
It is also very well known at a global level. Especially for its contributions in the AI domain. Lu will be helping them develop the area. Baidu reportedly has quite a visionary strategy involving AI.
Lu will help the further development of the area. Baidu is seeking to become a world leader in the artificial domain. And also a class technology company.
The aforementioned CEO, Li, offered details about these plans in October. Company’s third quarter results were released at the time. Li stated that the organization will try to bring further innovations. It will be developing its digital assistant. And also its autonomous cars segment.
Baidu will also try to introduce new AI-based applications on the market.
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