50 Most Popular AI-Influencers of North America

50 Most Popular AI-Influencers of North America

It has been more than six decades since the concept of Artificial Intelligence has transformed from imagination to an academic discipline. Influencers, especially those active on social media help give direction to the policymakers and academicians. They keep common men updated on the trends and ‘what is what’ in AI, Machine Learning and associated concepts like Big Data and BlockChain. AiThority introduces you to the 50 most popular AI-influencers of North America.

1. Bob E Hayes Senior Director of Research and Analytics at Indigo Slate an Experience agency. A PhD in industrial-organizational psychology, his interests lies in Data Science, CX, Statistics and Machine Learning.

2. Kirk Borne Principal Data Scientist at Booz Allen Hamilton. Astrophysicist and Top Big Data Science and AI Influencer. 

3. Martin Ford Futurist and the author of three books on Artificial Intelligence, Robots and Automation. His new book is Architects of Intelligence. He is also the founder of a Silicon valley-based Software Development firm.

4. Adam Coates A Director at Apple. I received my PhD from Stanford University in 2012 and was the director of the Silicon Valley AI Lab at Baidu Research until September 2017, then an Operating Partner at Khosla Ventures until 2018.

5. Fei-Fei-Li Co-Director at Stanford’s Stanford Vision and Learning Lab (SVL), a Human-Centered AI Institute. Researcher in AI, Computer Vision, AI+Healthcare.

6. Satya Mallick is the Interim CEO of OpenCV.org. He is the founder of Big Vision LLC, a San Diego, California based company that specializes in Computer Vision, Machine Learning, Deep Learning and Artificial Intelligence consulting services and products.

7. Amir Shevat CPO at Prev, CPO and Co-Founder of ShiftJS, built Google’s GDE and Launchpad program.

8. Soumith Chintala Principal Engineer level employee at Facebook AI. Created and lead PyTorch. He loves researching on multi-modal world models and robots.

9. Adelyn Zhou is a Business Leader and bestselling author who is passionate about the intersection of Marketing, Automation, and the future of independent work. She has worked with Nextdoor, Eventbrite and Amazon.

10. Alec Lazarescu Chatbot builder writer and creator of Bots and I meet up. 

11. Roman Yampolskiy is a Tenured Associate Professor in the Department of Computer Engineering and Computer Science at the Speed School of Engineering, University of Louisville. Creator of 3 Human-Level Intelligences. He is the Founding and current Director of the Cyber Security Lab and an author of many books including Artificial Superintelligence: a Futuristic Approach.

12. Gary Marcus is a Scientist, best-selling author, and entrepreneur. He is Founder and CEO of Robust.AI and was Founder and CEO of Geometric Intelligence, a Machine Learning company acquired by Uber in 2016. 

13. Mike Quindazzi is a Business Development Leader and Management Consultant at PwC. He is the Executive Chairman and Board member of The LA County Economic Development Corporation.

14. Yann Lecun is a Vice President and Chief AI Scientist, Facebook

15. Rachel Thomas Director of USF Center for Applied Data Ethics. She is also the Co-Founder of fast.ai. Her interests lie in Deep Learning, bias and ethics.

16. Mariya Yao Editor-In-Chief of Topbots. She was the former Former CTO of Metamevn.ai. She is a writer, speaker and an expert in AI and Machine Learning. 

17. Francois Chollet is a Software Engineer at Google. He is the creator of Keras, neural networks library and authored ‘Deep Learning with Python’.

18. GP Pulipaka is a Chief Data Scientist with Accenture Technology. He is a Top Data Science Influencer 

19. Andrej Karpathy Director of AI at Tesla. Previously a Research Scientist at OpenAI, and CS PhD student at Stanford. I like to train Deep Neural Nets on large datasets.

20. Gideon Rosenblatt Gideon Rosenblatt writes about the relationship between technology, work, and humanity. His primary outlet is his website, The Vital Edge.

21. Delip Rao VP Research at the Ai Foundation, Author. He works on Startups, Natural Language Processing (NLP), Computer Vision, Speech, Machine Learning.

22. Angelica Lim: Canadian-American Computer Science prof and robot geek. PhD in AI, Robotics and Emotions. Previously worked with SoftBank Robotics.

23. Oren Etzioni CEO of AIlen Institute for AI (AI2) and a Professor. 

24. Adam Geitgey Software Engineer and Consultant, authored Machine Learning is Fun.

25. Paul Roetzer Founder of Marketing Artificial Intelligence Institute, authored The Marketing Performance Blueprint, creator of Marketing AI Conference (MAICON).

26. Tamara Mc Cleary CEO of Thulium, a Social Media Marketing agency. Her interests lie in Social Media Analytics.

27. Katrina Klier Digital, Marketing and Operation Executive; Women in Tech Advocate and Global Managing Director of Accenture.

28. JJ Kardwell CEO and Co-founder of EverStrings, an SaaS solutions firm. Kardwell’s interests lie in Data Science, AI control, Predictive Analytics and ABM.

29. Vincent Boucher is the Founding Chairman of Montreal AI and  Quebec AI. He is the CEO of billionaire.tv

30. Larry Kim is the CEO of MobileMonkey, Founder of WordStream which was acquired by Gannet for $150M. He is into start-ups, AdWords, Chatbots and played a part in popularizing Unicorns in Marketing.

31. Alec Radford A Machine Language developer and researcher at OpenAI. He Co-founded indico.io

32. Miles Brundage Research Scientist (Policy) at OpenAI. Research Associate, Future of Humanity Institute, University of Oxford.

33. Hard Maru: Research Scientist at google brain

34. Evan Kirstel Evan Kirstel is a thought leader, technology influencer, and B2B marketer. He is the Chief Digital Evangelist and Co-Founder of EviraHealthm

35. Demis Hassabis Google DeepMind’s Co-Founder and CEO. He is into AlphaGo, AlphaZero, AlphaFold and Atari DQN.

36. Hugo Larochelle Google Brain researcher, Machine Learning professor at the University of Sherbrooke.

37. Geoffrey Hinton is a fellow of the Royal Society, the Royal Society of Canada, and the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence. He designs Machine Learning algorithms.

38. Sarah Austin Founder CEO of We Wire. She is into FinTech, Product Marketing and is a Data Scientist.

39. Anima Anandkumar Director of research at Nvidia. Professor at Caltech University.

40. Sebastin Raschka Assistant Professor of Statistics at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. He is a Machine Learning and Deep Learning researcher. He is the author of ‘Python Machine Learning’ and open source contributor.

41. Vered Shwartz She is a Postdoctoral Researcher at the Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence (AI2) and the University of Washington. She did her PhD in Natural Language Processing.

42. Rana el Kaliouby Entrepreneur, Scientist, Co-founder and CEO of Affectiva, that offers an image recognition software. She claims to be on a mission to humanize technology with Emotional AI.

43. Mike Tamir Head of Data Science at Uber Advanced Technologies Group. He is a faculty at UC Berkeley Faculty. He is into Deep Learning, Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence and has interests in fighting fake news.

44. David Kenny CEO and Chief Diversity Officer at Nielsen. AI.  He was the Senior Vice President of IBM’s Watson & Cloud platform. He was also formerly the CEO of The Weather Company, which was acquired by IBM.

45. The Cybercode Twins Twin sisters America Lopez and Penelope Lopez are famed coders. They have massive interests in Cryptocurrency, Blockchain and AI.

46. Ben Lorica Chief Data Scientist at OReillyMedia. He is the Program Chair of The Aiconf, TensorFlowWorld and hosts the O’Reilly Data Show podcast.

47. Bill Franks Chief Analytics Officer for The International Institute For Analytics (IIA),

48. Hillary Mason General Manager for Machine Learning at Cloudera. Founder of Fast Forward Labs.

49. Gil Press He is writing and is into Marketing services, Writes for whatsthebigdata.com and prominent business newspapers.

50. KD Nuggets aka Gregory Piatetsky Shapiro, is a Data Scientist and Co-Founder of KDD conferences. He is into Analytics, Data Mining, Big Data

Following some of these opinion leaders on Twitter and other social media platforms is the best way to keep yourselves in sync with the AI technologies that are going to affect your life and lifestyle.

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