Geoffrey Hinton is a British-born Canadian cognitive psychologist and computer scientist, most noted for his work on artificial neural networks.
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Seymour Papert was a South African-born American mathematician, computer scientist, and educator, who spent most of his career teaching and researching at MIT.
Jeff Bezos is an American technology and retail entrepreneur, investor, and philanthropist who is best known as the founder, chairman, and chief executive officer of Amazon.com.
Nick Bostrom is a Swedish philosopher at the University of Oxford known for his work on existential risk, the anthropic principle, human enhancement ethics, superintelligence risks, the reversal test, and consequentialism.
Ed Feigenbaum is a Professor Emeritus of Computer Science at Stanford University. He is often called the "father of expert systems".
Andrew Ng is a Chinese American computer scientist. He is the chief scientist at Baidu Research in Silicon Valley. In addition, he is an adjunct professor (formerly associate professor) at Stanford University. Ng is also the co-founder and chairman of Coursera, an online education platform.
Jun Rekimoto received his B.A.Sc., M.Sc., and Ph.D. in Information Science from Tokyo Institute of Technology. Since 2007 he has been a professor in the Interfaculty Initiative in Information Studies at The University of Tokyo. Since 2011 he also has been Deputy Director of Sony CSL.