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.


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.

Fei-Fei Li is one busy lady. She joined Google Cloud in January 2017 as Chief Scientist of AI/ML, and she also continues to serve as a Stanford professor and head of both the Artificial Intelligence Lab and the Stanford Vision Lab at the prestigious U.S. university.

Latanya Sweeney boasts an impressive résumé. She is currently Harvard University's Professor of Government and Technology in Residence, where she looks at ways to tackle socio-political and governance issues with technology.

Carol Reiley is a roboticist with more than a decade of experience under her belt. In 2015, she founded drive.ai, a Silicon Valley start-up with a connection to Stanford's Artificial Intelligence Lab, which is working on developing software for self-driving cars.

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