Artificial Intelligence guru Andrew Ng, founder of the Google Brain project and Adjunct Professor of Computer Science at Stanford, has left US$57 billion search engine Baidu amid mystery as to his next steps.

Announcing his departure as Chief Scientist yesterday on Twitter, his longer post outlined his achievements at Baidu since 2014 without enlightening readers to his next steps.

However, he has hinted at his continued fascination and commitment to the field. In his words;

“AI is the new electricity. Just as electricity transformed many industries roughly 100 years ago, AI will also now change nearly every major industry — healthcare, transportation, entertainment, manufacturing — enriching the lives of countless people. I am more excited than ever about where AI can take us.”

Whatever he does, it’s going to be fascinating.