Dag Kittlaus is someone we’ve all met – or rather, his creation, Siri, which Apple acquired and made a household name. He next created Viv, which Samsung took off his hands. We can’t wait to meet his new AI entity, but in the meantime he talks about AI and the world @Dagk. https://todayssimpleai.com/ – AI made easy
Martin Ford is author of some of the best books on AI, including “Architects of Intelligence” and “The Rise of the Robots”. @MFordFuture, he shares the latest articles in AI and robots, and comments on the successes – and failures – of intelligent machines.
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Yann LeCun is a VP and Chief Data Scientist with Facebook, and that means he knows where AI is going, and where it can bring us. His website is here, and he posts great tweets @ylecun – lately on advances in natural dialogue for computers (passing the Turing test is no longer the target, it would seem, but how to make a really sparkling conversationalist out of a bot). https://todayssimpleai.com/ – AI made easy
Cynthia Breazeal works at MIT Media Labs as director of their Personal Robots Group, and is deeply involved in the positive social applications of robots (to the extent of crowdfunding her own – JIBO). While this may not sound like strict AI, the more artificially intelligent your robot is, the better the conversation, surely? Let her tell you how @cynthiabreazeal. https://todayssimpleai.com/ – AI made easy
Demis Hassabis co-founded DeepMind, which most famously did the ‘impossible’ in creating an AI capable of beating the world Go champion. Even more interestingly, their AlphaZero beat all standard computer programs at chess, Go and shogi after spending a few days teaching itself how to play them. So he has a pretty fair idea of where AI is going – and he shares this knowledge with a generous hand @demishassabis.
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Sanja Fidler is an assistant professor at University of Toronto’s Department of Computer Science and one of NVIDIA’s Directors of AI. Her focus is on computer vision, one of the fastest growing AI fields, but also with the intersection of computer vision and language, which we believe will be the next big thing, as we describe to computers and robots exactly what we want them to do. She also speaks about it very eloquently @FidlerSanja. https://todayssimpleai.com/