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Baidu founder Robin Li Yanhong tells staff that company’s AI ambitions remain unchanged with impending departure of chief operating officer Lu Qi

Baidu founder reiterates AI strategy after abrupt exit of chief operating officer

Baidu’s billionaire founder Robin Li Yanhong held a town hall in Beijing on Monday in which he told those present that he remained confident in the company’s prospects and that the strategy to transform itself into an artificial intelligence (AI) company remains unchanged with the impending depar