People in Artificial Intelligence

I am building a large list of notable people in AI here. I will add people as and when I come across them in my research, but if you would like to have someone featured here, please feel free to provide information about this person here. See the full list of people in AI here.

Jeff Dean

Jeff Dean joined Google in mid-1999 and is currently the head of Artificial Intelligence. While at Google, he has designed and implemented large portions of the company's advertising, crawling, indexing and query serving systems, along with various pieces of the distributed computing infrastructure that sits underneath most of Google's products.

Sergey Brin

Sergey Mikhaylovich Brin is a Russian-born American computer scientist and internet entrepreneur. Together with Larry Page, he co-founded Google. Sergey Brin is the President of Google's parent company Alphabet Inc.

Stephen Hawking ✝

Stephen William Hawking was a British theoretical physicist, cosmologist, author and Director of Research at the Centre for Theoretical Cosmology within the University of Cambridge. His scientific works include a collaboration with Roger Penrose on gravitational singularity theorems in the framework of general relativity and the theoretical prediction that black holes emit radiation, often called Hawking radiation.

John McCarthy ✝

John McCarthy (September 4, 1927 – October 24, 2011) was an American computer scientist and cognitive scientist. McCarthy was one of the founders of the discipline of artificial intelligence.

Vladimir Vapnik

Vladimir Naumovich Vapnik (born 6 December 1936) is one of the main developers of the Vapnik–Chervonenkis theory of statistical learning, and the co-inventor of the support vector machine method.

Judea Pearl

Judea Pearl is an Israeli-American computer scientist and philosopher, best known for championing the probabilistic approach to artificial intelligence and the development of Bayesian networks.

Michael I. Jordan

Michael Irwin Jordan is an American scientist, Professor at the University of California, Berkeley and a researcher in machine learning, statistics, and artificial intelligence.

Daphne Koller

Daphne Koller is a Professor in the Department of Computer Science at Stanford University and a MacArthur Fellowship recipient. She is also one of the founders of Coursera, an online education platform. Her general research area is artificial intelligence and its applications in the biomedical sciences.

Hugo de Garis

Hugo de Garis is a retired researcher in the sub-field of artificial intelligence (AI) known as evolvable hardware. He became known in the 1990s for his research on the use of genetic algorithms to evolve neural networks using three-dimensional cellular automata inside field programmable gate arrays.