Global Influencers, Innovators and Thought Leaders Advancing AI

Identified by a team of hundreds of data scientists and machine learning (ML) experts, Blue Yonder sought out the most prominent AI players across a myriad of industries and geographies to honor their profound impact on advancing the business value and understanding of AI.

Data Scientists

Architecting the way the world sees and uses data 
Accenture Technology

GP Pulipaka

Chief Data Scientist
Google

Francois Chollet

Software Engineer
Booz Allen Hamilton

Kirk Borne

Principal Data Scientist
Formerly Google

Dr. Timnit Gebru

Techno-Activist
Google Brain & Uni. of Toronto

Geoffrey Hinton

Computer Scientist
Facebook

Yann LeCun

VP & Chief AI Scientist
Microsoft Research Cambridge

Christopher Bishop

Laboratory Director
Google Research

Diederik P. Kingma

Senior Research Scientist
Nnaisense

Juergen Schmidhuber

Founder

Business Leaders

Spearheading AI initiatives at top organizations around the globe
Walmart

William Groves

Chief Data & Analytic Officer
Microsoft

Eric Boyd

Corporate Vice President of Microsoft's AI Platform
Mars, Inc. 

Sandeep Dadlani

Chief Digital Officer
DHL

Ben Gesing

Global innovation leader
Intel

Gadi Singer

VP of the Artificial Intelligence Products Group (AIPG), GM of the Inference Products Group
Uber Freight

Anirban Deb

Head of Data Science and Applied Machine Learning
Facebook

Soumith Chintala

Head of AI
IBM Watson AI

Beth Smith

General Manager
Tesla

Andrej Karpathy

Senior Director of AI
Ford

Michael Cavaretta, Ph.D.

Manager of Manufacturing Analytics Department
Google

Cassie Kozyrkov

Chief Decision Scientist
applieDai

Philipp Gerbert

Director
Accenture

Paul Daugherty

Group Chief Executive
Amazon

Allie K Miller

Global Head of Machine Learning Business Development for Startups and Venture Capital at Amazon

Academics

Promoting AI education through authored books and papers
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Daniela Rus

Director of the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL)
USF Data Institute

Rachel Thomas

Director of USF Center for Applied Data Ethics
Stanford Vision and Learning Lab (SVL), a Human-Centered AI Institute

Dr. Fei-Fei-Li

Co-Director
Department of Computer Engineering and Computer Science at the Speed School of Engineering, University of Louisville

Dr. Roman Yampolskiy

Tenured Associate Professor
SIG & UC Berkeley Faculty

Mike Tamir, PhD

Head of Machine Learning and AI
Future of Humanity Institute and Governance of Artificial Intelligence Program, Oxford

Nick Bostrom

Professor, Director
University of Washington

Pedro Domingos

Professor of computer science, author of 'The Master Algorithm'
Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems

Bernhard Schölkopf

Director
UCLA

Judea Pearl

Professor
Harvard

Latanya Arvette Sweeney

Professor of the Practice of Government and Technology; the Director of the Data Privacy Lab in the Institute of Quantitative Social Science; and the Faculty Dean in Currier House

Influencers

Shaping the way the world thinks about and engages with AI
MIT Sloan School of Management/ Initiative on the Digital Economy

Andrew McAfee

Principal Research Scientist
OpenAI

Sam Altman

CEO
Topbots

Mariya Yao

Editor-In-Chief
Marketing Artificial Intelligence Institute

Paul Roetzer

Founder
Harvard

Mutale Nkonde

AI Policy Advisor
Affectiva

Rana el Kaliouby

Entrepreneur, Scientist, Co-founder and CEO
World Economic Forum

Kay Firth-Butterfield

Head of AI & ML
Lex Fridman Podcast / Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Lex Fridman

Podcast host, AI researcher
Thousand Eyes on Me, Women in AI

Moojan Asghari

Founder & CEO, Co-Founder
Gartner

Andriy Burkov

Director of Data Science

Reporters

Distilling complex AI messages into simple concepts
WSJ Pro AI

Jared Council

Reporter, AI
New York Times

Cade Metz

Reporter, AI
MIT Technology Review

Karen Hao

Senior Reporter, AI
Washington Post

Drew Harwell

Reporter, covering AI and the algorithms changing our lives
WIRED

Will Knight

Reporter, AI
CNN

Rachel Metz

Reporter, AI
VentureBeat

Kyle Wiggers

Reporter, AI


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