Top AI Experts: Kaska Porayska-Pomsta

Kaska Porayska-Pomsta went from poetry to linguistics to AI – quite a logical progression, when you think about it, and with some literature written by machines now appearing, we seem to be coming in a complete circle. She presently works in the UCL Knowledge Lab, researching how technology can help human education. Find out too @kporayskapomsta.

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Top AI Experts: Catherine Breslin

Catherine Breslin started university in the Engineering Department, but grew so fascinated with how computers can’t learn what kids learn so easily – to talk – that she switched to machine learning. After helping give Alexa a voice at Amazon, Dr Breslin moved over to Cobalt Speech, a company that advises other companies on their talking bot needs. She tweets @catherinebuk and has a fantastic blog called My Computer Doesn’t Listen.

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Top AI Experts: Richard Socher

Richard Socher was founder/CEO of MetaMind and an adjunct professor at Stanford in the Computer Science Department, but when Salesforce acquired his company, he took the decision to go along for the ride. Now Chief Scientist with them, he oversees the work of a company in the vital nexus of AI and business. Follow him @RichardSocher, learn from him at socher.org and read this great little interview with him just for fun.

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Top AI Experts: Michael I Jordan

Michael I Jordan was named ‘most influential computer scientist’ in 2016, which is the tech equivalent of MVP. This all-star Berkeley professor has been scoring slam-dunks for decades now, and made his way into AI via psychology, mathematics and cognitive science. His vast bibliography is available on his homepage, and this three-pointer of an interview is well worth perusing.

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Top AI Experts: Alex Krizhevsky

Alex Krizhevsky didn’t just win the ImageNet Challenge in 2012: with AlexNet, he and his fellow student Ilya Sutskever walloped the opposition out of the park, introducing a brand new way of linking up deep neural networks at the same time. Now he is a Xoogler working as technical advisor at Dessa. Definitely on to watch.

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Top AI Experts: Pieter Abbeel

Pieter Abbeel is a professor at Berkeley and deeply involved in robotics and, by inevitable extension, AI (because who wants an artificially stupid robot?). You can follow him @pabbeel or visit his fantastic low-tech homepage, which contains an absolute wealth of knowledge.

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Top AI Experts: Ilya Sutskever

Ilya Sutskever is Chief Scientist at OpenAI and a Xoogler, with a long list of awards and publications you can find on his homepage. But it’s @ilyasut that his infectious enthusiasm for all things AI comes across best, with news of songs and books written by machines just a couple of recent examples!

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