january 2019

The Dawn of Time

For our January 2019 spotlight, we're featuring some unexpected and surprising names. It's only the beginning, so we're kicking things off by providing a taste of the wide variety of luminaries who will be highlighted throughout the year.

Professor & Innovator

Ajay Agrawal

Founder, Creative Destruction Lab
Co-author, Prediction Machines
Canada
AI Ethicist

Professor Agrawal is the founder of the Creative Destruction Lab, a program for seed-stage, science-based start-ups. The program includes several specialized streams focused on artificial intelligence. He is the co-author of Prediction Machines: The Simple Economics of Artificial Intelligence.

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Co-founder of NEXT Canada
Professor, University of Toronto

Philosopher & Polymath

Nick Bostrum

Professor, Oxford
Author, Superintelligence
England
AI Ethicist

Bostrom is a Swedish-born philosopher and polymath with a background in theoretical physics, computational neuroscience, logic, and artificial intelligence, as well as philosophy. He is Professor at Oxford University, where he leads the Future of Humanity Institute as its founding director. He is the author of Superintelligence: Paths, Dangers, Strategies (2014)

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Author of 200+ publications
NYT Bestselling Author
Founder, Future of Humanity Institute

Physicist & Thought Leader

Max Tegmark

Professor of Physics, MIT
Author, Life 3.0
United States
AI Ethicist

Tegmark’s work with the SDSS collaboration on galaxy clustering shared the first prize in Science magazine’s “Breakthrough of the Year: 2003.” He is co-founder of the Foundational Questions Institute. He worked with Elon Musk to launch the first-ever grants program for AI safety research. His book , "Life 3.0: Being Human in the Age of Artificial Intelligence," made President Obama's 2018 Reading List.

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President, Future of Life Institute
Featured in dozens of science docos

Computer Scientist, Entrepreneur & Academic

Oren Etzioni

CEO of the Allen Institute for AI
Professor, University of Washington
United States
AI Ethicist

Dr. Etzioni has served as the CEO of the Allen Institute for AI since its inception in 2014. He’s also been a professor in the Computer Science Department at the University of Washington since 1991 and a Venture Partner at the Madrona Venture Group for almost 20 years. He's founded or co-founded several companies, including Farecast (sold to Microsoft in 2008) and Decide (sold to eBay in 2013)

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Named Seattle's Geek of the Year in 2013
Written about AI for national media
Ph.D. from Carnegie Mellon

Tech Leader & Serial Entrepreneur

Tessa Lau

CEO & Founder, Dusty Robotics
United States
AI Ethicist

Lau's passion is creating businesses around technology that gives people super-powers. She loves to build and lead teams who are inspired to make the impossible possible. She has expertise in robotics, computer science, AI, machine learning, and data analytics. As well as being Founder/CEO at Dusty Robotics, she also advises several robotics startups on technology, go-to-market strategy, and scaling up.

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Co-founder at Savioke
Fmr Research Scientist at Willow Garage
Spent 11 years at IBM Research

Scientist & AI Pioneer

Jürgen Schmidhuber

Co-Founder, Nnaisense
Scientific Director, Idsia
Switzerland
AI Ethicist

His lab's deep learning neural networks such as LSTM have revolutionized machine learning, are now on 3 billion smartphones, and used billions of times per day, for Facebook's automatic translation (2017), Google's speech recognition (since 2015), Apple's Siri, Amazon's Alexa, etc. He also pioneered artificial curiosity and meta-learning machines that learn to learn. Since age 15, his main goal has been to build a self-improving AI smarter than himself, then retire.

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Often called the father of modern AI
Advises governments on AI strategies
Recipient of the 2019 Steiger Award

Scientist & Robotics Pioneer

Cynthia Breazeal

Founder, Jibo
Professor, MIT
United States
AI Ethicist

Associate professor of media arts and sciences at MIT, where she founded and directs the Personal Robots group at the Media Lab. Her recent work investigates the impact of social robots on helping people of all ages to achieve personal goals that contribute to quality of life.

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Personal Robotics @ MIT
Associate Director, The Bridge
Recipient, Gilbreth Lecture Award
Featured, TIME’s Best Inventions of 2008

Scientist & Founder

Hilary Mason

GM of Machine Learning, Cloudera
United States
AI Ethicist

Data scientist and the founder of technology startup Fast Forward Labs as well as Data Scientist in Residence at Accel Partners and former Chief Scientist at bitly. In 2017, Cloudera acquired Fast Forward Labs and Mason became Cloudera's Vice President of Research.

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Co-founded non-profit HackNY
Former chief scientist at bitly
Forbes 40 under 40 Ones to Watch list

Entrepreneur

Julia Hu

Founder & CEO, Lark Health
United States
AI Ethicist

Hu founded Lark Health, an A.I. healthcare provider to 2 million members struggling with or at high risk of a chronic condition. Prior to founding Lark Technologies, she ran global startup incubator Clean Tech Open, her own green buildings startup, and was an EIR at Stanford's StartX incubator.

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Named 30 Under 30 by Inc.
#1 in Top 10 Women in Tech by Forbes

Entrepreneur & Inventor

Andrew Ng

Co-Founder, Coursera
Stanford Professor
United States
AI Ethicist

VP & Chief Scientist of Baidu; Co-Chairman and Co-Founder of Coursera; and an Adjunct Professor at Stanford University.

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Instructor at Coursera
Global leader in AI

Thinker and Educator

Ayesha Khanna

CEO & Co-founder, ADDO AI
Founder, 21C Girls
Singapore
AI Ethicist

Dr. Khanna believes that the purpose of AI is to amplify human potential. As well as CEO of ADDO AI, an artificial intelligence solutions firm, she's the founder of 21C Girls - a charity that teaches girls coding and artificial intelligence. She was named one of South East Asia's groundbreaking female entrepreneurs by Forbes magazine in 2018

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ADDO AI is a top 4 AI company in Asia
PhD from the London School of Economics
Co-author of Hybrid Reality (2012)

Thought Leader

Kai Fu Lee

Founder, Sinovation Ventures
Author
China
AI Ethicist

VC investor, tech exec, writer, and an AI expert based in Beijing, China. Lee developed the world's first speaker-independent, continuous speech recognition system as his Ph.D. thesis at Carnegie Mellon.

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Wrote the bestseller AI Superpowers
Says AI will never develop creativty
Cancer survivor
february 2019

Sweet, Sweet Emotions

For our February 2019 spotlight, we're featuring pioneers in the field of emotional AI, also known as emotion detection technology. Check back throughout the month as we continue to add more luminaries.

NLP, NLU, NLG for Mental Health

X2AI

Michiel Rauws, CEO & Founder
United States
AI Ethicist

X2AI gives patients access to affordable, quality mental healthcare using psychological artificial intelligence. X²AI’s mission is to provide access to mental health support, regardless of income or location, through an artificial intelligence chat service, available on-demand and 24/7

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Mental healthcare regardless of income

Machine Learning for Arts & Entertainment

Aiva Technologies

Pierre Barreau, CEO & Co-founder
Luxembourg
AI Ethicist

Whether you are an amateur or a seasoned professional, AIVA assists you in your creative process. Create compelling themes for your projects faster than ever before, by leveraging the power of AI-generated music

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AI-assisted creativity

Emotion AI & Predictive Analytics for Fashion & Online Retail

Lily AI

Purva Gupta, Co-founder & CEO
United States
AI Ethicist

Lily AI is the first product to understand customer's emotional context by decoding their behavioral data (clickstream/history using emotionally intelligent AI tech) and attributing thousands of features on products (extracted using industry leading deep learning and image recognition technology) to match individual consumers with the right products for them, instantly.

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Emotionally-intelligent AI
Decodes consumers' self-perceptions

3D Bots as a Service

velmai, Virtual Empirical Lifeforms with Multimedia AI

Tania Peitzker, Co-founder, CEO & Main Shareholder
The United Kingdom
AI Ethicist

velmai,Virtual Empirical Lifeforms with Multimedia AI, builds fully customizable artificially - and emotionally - intelligent avatars deployed in 2D multilingual (chat)bots & 3D botification for Point of Sale retailers and B2B communications. Holograms built in a JV with Gema Digital from Portugal.

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NLP + ML based on Neural Networks
Builds customized AI bots

NLP & Deep Learning To Improve the Customer Experience

Constellation AI

Tom Strange, CEO
The United Kingdom
AI Ethicist

Constellation has developed a breakthrough neuroscience-inspired AI technology to represent and generate the semantic meaning behind language. This has enabled them to establish an unparalleled level of natural human-like conversation by an AI agent, leveraging a unique combination of semantic analysis technology to emulate how a human learns language.

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Teaching machines to be fluent in human
AI that understands your motivations

Alex Terry, CEO

Conversica

NLP, NLU, & NLG for Sales & Marketing
United States
AI Ethicist

Conversica provides an automated sales assistant powered by artificial intelligence software. The assistant works just like a human sales assistant, reaching out to every single one of your leads and engaging each of them in a human conversation. Once the leads are engaged and qualified, the AI Assistant autonomously takes the appropriate actions, including introducing them to human Sales people to close the deal.

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Red Herring Global 100 award winner
Named to CB Insights 2018 “AI 100”

Professor & Engineer

Shri Narayanan

Co-Founder & Chief Scientist, Behavioral Signals
AI Ethicist

Narayanan is the Niki and Max Nikias Chair in Engineering at the University of Southern California (USC). He holds appointments as Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Linguistics, Psychology, Neuroscience and Pediatrics, is the research director of the Information Sciences Institute, and Editor of the Computer, Speech & Language Journal

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Fellow of National Academy of Inventors
Founding director, Ming Hsieh Institute

Chief AI Officer, Augustus AI

Pascal Weinberger

Founder, Stealth AI
United States
AI Ethicist

As head of AI & Rapid Prototyping at Alpha, he’s exploring new approaches to machine learning in the hope of building empathic, ethical software. He and the team at Augustus work on bringing AI applications to enterprise customers.

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Forbes called him a 21-year-old prodigy.
march 2019

Feedback vs. Signal

For our March 2019 spotlight, we're focusing on pioneers in the field of AI & Customer Feedback. This gallery features the thought leaders and technologies that can help you pinpoint golden customer insights in a giant haystack of noise. Check back throughout the month as we continue to add more luminaries.

NLU & Sentiment Analysis for Marketing

Sprout Social

Justyn Howard, CEO
United States
AI Ethicist

Sprout Social’s social media management software and solutions help you find, form and deepen real connections with the people who love your brand.

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Deepen connections with customers

NLU for Customer Analytics

Infegy IQ

Justin Graves, Co-Founder & CEO
United States
AI Ethicist

The latest in machine learning and artificial intelligence for text analysis, providing the broadest and most accurate understanding of language

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Cutting-edge AI for text analysis

NLP for Customer Engagement

Revuze

Boaz Grinvald, CEO
Israel
AI Ethicist

Revuze provides you with unprecedented access to consumer views and expectations as they develop. It automatically generates a multidimensional snapshot of products, brands and their competitive landscape – all without human intervention

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No human intervention required

AI Pioneer & Quantum Physicist

Gniewosz Leliwa

Director of AI Research & Co-founder, Samurai Labs
Poland
AI Ethicist

In 2010, Lewila left his academic career in quantum physics to work on artificial intelligence and natural language understanding. At present, he puts his effort into developing novel hybrid AI methods for preventing cyberbullying and online violence. His work and research interests focus on the third wave of AI – contextual adaptation (according to DARPA's classification).

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Author of a new theory
Lead, Language Decoder

Entrepreneur & Linguist

Mara Tsoumaris

Founder & CEO/Product Development, SentiGeek
Greece
AI Ethicist

Tsoumaris has a Ph.D. in pragmatics/semantics, natural language processing, corpus linguistics, and translation, and a university degree in English Language & Literature. SentiGeek is a hybrid AI text analytics platform that analyzes customer reviews: generates industry-specific results about brands, products, features of products – using 13 layers of sentiment – industry-specific customer profiles and personas, forecasts.

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MA in Semiotics, Culture & Communication
Worked in academic and business realms

NLP to Boost Customer Engagement

SentiSquare

Stanislav Rejthar, CEO
Czech Republic
AI Ethicist

Sentisquare uses deep semantics to discover and extract topics and issues hidden in textual content. This gives users a clear understanding and helps companies to enhance productivity and improve their processes.

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Custom AI for customer-generated text
Rapid deployment

Entrepreneur & Business Strategist

Simon Foster

CEO & Founder, Chatter Research
Canada
AI Ethicist

Simon is CEO & Founder of Chatter Research, an AI powered real-time customer feedback solution. He loves solving challenging business problems, often with a mix of new technology, partnerships, and a core insight around consumer behaviour. With 8x more responses and a 94% completion rate, Chatter Research helps brands like Fanatics, Chase, and LUSH make data-driven decisions faster than ever before.

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Launched Sirius XM on mobile in the US
Former senior VP at Blue Ant Media

Innovator, Scientist, & Entrepreneur

Arnoldo Muller-Molina

Co-founder & CTO, simMachines
United States
AI Ethicist

A recognized data science innovator and leader in developing simMachines' explainable AI technology, Arnoldo obtained his PhD in Japan (Kyutech) and performed research in Germany (Max Planck Institute). By using similarity he created a clustering of domain servers that detected a 15 year old bug in Microsoft Windows Active Directory

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TR35 MIT Tech Review innovation award
Entrepreneur & Data Scientist
april 2019

Seeing The World

Innovator

Neil Daly

CEO, Skin Analytics
United Kingdom
AI Ethicist

Daly started Skin Analytics in 2012, with the goal of helping more people survive skin cancer. The company has crafted a series of AI algorithms that can take a dermascopic image of a skin lesion and help identify skin cancer. Prior to founding Skin Analytics, Daly worked extensively in mobile innovation and strategy consulting for a number of years.

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BSc, Physics, U of Western Australia
Executive MBA, London Business School

Researcher & Scientist

Devi Parikh

Professor, School of Interactive Computing at Georgia Tech
United States
AI Ethicist

Parikh's recent work involves exploring problems at the intersection of vision and language, and leveraging human-machine collaboration for building smarter machines. She is also a Research Scientist at Facebook AI Research (FAIR). In 2019 she received the Lockheed Martin Inspirational Young Faculty Award at Georgia Tech.

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Forbes: 20 Women Advancing AI Research
2017 IJCAI Computers and Thought Award

Scientist & Researcher

Raquel Urtasun

Chief Scientist, Uber ATG
Professor
Canada
AI Ethicist

As well as being chief scientist at Uber ATG, Urtasun is also an Associate Professor in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Toronto, and a Canada Research Chair in Machine Learning and Computer Vision. Prior to this, she was an Assistant Professor at the Toyota Technological Institute at Chicago (TTIC), an academic computer science institute affiliated with the University of Chicago.

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Co-founder, Vector Institute for AI
Head of Uber ATG Toronto

Entrepreneur & Scientist

Carol Reiley

Co-founder and President, drive.ai
Engineer
United States
AI Ethicist

Reiley has over 18 years of academic/industry experience in artificial intelligence and robotics. She co-founded multiple startups and launched several robotics products in highly regulated industries, including drive.ai, a Silicon Valley startup specializing in Level 4 self-driving cars, and built an 8 person company to 180 employees over 4 years with over $77M funding. She was educated at Johns Hopkins University and Santa Clara University specializing in Haptics and Computer Vision/AI, and taught two new short courses as an instructor at JHU

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Nicknamed Mother of Robots
Published 12+ papers at top conferences
Invented 8+ patents

Computer Vision Engineer

Agustin Caverzasi

CEO & Co-founder, Deep Vision AI
United States
AI Ethicist

With over 8 years in the computer vision and deep learning field, he transitioned from academia -- where he started his career at INRIA Research Center -- to solving challenging problems for the industry with applied computer vision.

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Began his career in academia
Passionate about innovation

AI Pioneer & Inventor

Alex Krizhevsky

Technical Advisor, Dessa
Scholar
United States
AI Ethicist

Krizhevsky is globally recognized as one of AI’s most singular contributors. While completing a PhD under Geoffrey Hinton at the University of Toronto, Krizhevsky invented AlexNet, a deep learning network that used high-performance GPUs to produce unprecedented results in image recognition. Since then, AlexNet’s results have played a significant role in shaping deep learning’s impact within the global technology industry.

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Inventor of AlexNet
Mentored by Geoffrey Hinton

Innovator & Growth Strategist

Akshata Kari

Co-Founder and Business Development Head, Pixuate
India
AI Ethicist

She spearheads growth, marketing and business development at Pixuate, which uses cognitive learning capabilities to learn and interpret inputs based on previous experiences and take accurate decisions. She has a keen focus on scaling up sustainably. She holds an MBA in Rural Management from India’s premier B-School – Institute of Rural Management Anand (IRMA).

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Managed Technoserve entrepreneur project

AI & Policy Expert

Gregory C. Allen

Adjunct Senior Fellow, Center for New American Security, Technology & National Security Program
Analyst
United States
AI Ethicist

Allen focuses on the intersection of Artificial Intelligence, cybersecurity, robotics, space, and national security. His writing and analysis has appeared in the New York Times, The Washington Post, The Economist, Nature, CNN, Foreign Policy, WIRED, and Vox. His report, “Artificial Intelligence and National Security,” a study conducted on behalf of the U.S. Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA), was published through the Harvard Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs.

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MPP Harvard Kennedy School of Govt
MBA Harvard Business School
Published in national media

Computer Vision for Transportation

Bruno Fernandez-Ruiz

Co-founder & CEO, Nexar
Tel Aviv, San Francisco & New York
AI Ethicist

Nexar develops software to protect you and your business against car crashes and road casualties by using computer-vision AI and inter-vehicle networking (V2V).

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Sofrware engineer
Former Senior Fellow at Yahoo London

Machine Learning for Marketing, Customer Experience, & Security

Kamakshi Sivaramakrishnan

Founder & CEO, Drawbridge
United States
AI Ethicist

Drawbridge uses large-scale AI and machine learning technologies to build democratized solutions for identity management.

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Former Senior Research Scientist, AdMob
PhD Standford University

AI Pioneer & Cognitive Neuroscientist

Demis Hassabis

Co-founder & CEO of DeepMind
The United Kingdom
AI Ethicist

Demis Hassabis is co-founder and CEO of DeepMind, the world’s leading AI company. DeepMind developed the landmark Go program AlphaGo. A child chess prodigy, Demis coded the classic game Theme Park at 17. After graduating from Cambridge, he founded videogames company Elixir Studios and completed a PhD in cognitive neuroscience. In 2018 he was awarded an Honorary Doctorate by Imperial College London. Science declared his neuroscience research one of 2007’s top breakthroughs.

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Published over 200 peer-reviewed papers
Time's 100 most influential people, 2017
CBE for service to science & technology
Elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society

Consultant & Engineer

Lawrence Burns

Advisor to Waymo
Author, Autonomy: The Quest to Build the Driverless Car
United States
AI Ethicist

Burns is a former vice president of research, development and planning at General Motors, and has been an advisor to Waymo (formerly Google’s self-driving car project) since 2011. He and Christopher Shulgan co-authored “Autonomy: The Quest to Build the Driverless Car and How it Will Reshape Our World."

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National Academy of Engineering member
Former Corporate VP of R & D at GM

Entrepreneur & Thought Leader

Matt Zeiler

CEO & Founder, Clarifai
United States
AI Ethicist

Zeiler founded Clarifai shortly after completing his PhD in machine learning and image recognition at New York University. His research produced the top 5 results in the 2013 ImageNet classification competition.

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Ph.D. in Machine Learning
Pioneer in computer vision technology
may 2019

Not Just Playing

AI Expert

Jakob Rasmussen

CEO, Apex AI
Denmark
AI Ethicist

Rasmussen has over 20 years of experience in software development, and has developed solutions such as Apex Path, Steer, and Utility AI. His company specializes in developing tools for AI for indie games in the Unity game engine. He also holds a PhD in Economics from the Copenhagen Business School

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PhD, Economics
Fascinated with AI since age 9
Chairman, Living Labs Global

Programmer & Artist

Andrew Maximov

CEO & Founder, Promethean AI
United States
AI Ethicist

Game industry veteran, former Technical Art Director for Sony Interactive, Maximov pushed cutting-edge pipelines that powered some of the most complex productions in the world. Develop and Forbes magazines' 30 under 30, artist, programmer, consultant, entrepreneur and speaker at Computer Graphics events across the globe. Promethean AI works together with artists to build virtual worlds and spread creativity.

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Fmr Tec. Art Director, Sony Interactive
Co-founder Edge VR Studios

Deep Learning Pioneer

Bryan Catanzaro

VP of Applied Deep Learning Research, NVIDIA
Researcher
United States
AI Ethicist

At NVIDIA, Catanzaro works to solve interesting problems from video games to chip design using deep learning. His team developed GauGAN, a deep learning model that turns doodles into photorealistic masterpieces with breathtaking ease. The tool leverages general adversarial networks, or GANs, to convert segmentation maps into lifelike images

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PhD, Berkeley
Built the Copperhead language & compiler
Fmr Senior Researcher at Baidu

Deep Learning Scientist

Adrien Gaidon

Machine Learning Lead at Toyota Research Institute
United States
AI Ethicist

As a research scientist at Xerox Research, Gaidon and his team used Unity, a widely used game development engine for 3-D video games, to create scenes to help train and test deep learning algorithms. As the Machine Learning Lead at Toyota Research Institute, he and his team work on world-scale Deep Learning for Automated Driving, including how to go beyond Supervised Driving.

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PhD from MSR-Inria Paris
Pascal VOC 2008 challenge winner
Author of 27 patents and academic papers

AI Pioneer

Mario Klingemann

Artist, Quasimondo
Germany
AI Ethicist

Mario Klingemann is a pioneer in the field of neural networks, computer learning, and AI art. His artwork has been shown at the Ars Electronica Festival, the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, London’s Photographers Gallery, and the Centre Georges Pompidou, among others. In 2018 he won the Lumen Prize, which recognizes works of art made using technology.

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Google Arts & Culture Resident
Self-described "neurographer"
Uses GANs to generate art

Digital Artist

Hugo Caselles-Dupré

Co-founder, Obvious
France
AI Ethicist

Obvious is French collective of friends, artists, and AI researchers, driven to explore the increasing advent of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning through artworks. Using Generative Adversarial Networks (GANs), Hugo Caselles-Dupre and his colleagues, Pierre Fautrel and Gauthier Vernier, experiment with the notion of creativity for a machine. One of their pieces sold for over $400K at Christie's.

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PhD candidate in Machine Learning
Brought AI art to the world stage

Deep Learning & Neural Network Specialist

Jesse Engel

Senior Research Scientist, Google Brain
Scholar
United States
AI Ethicist

Engel is a musician and scientist. Before joining Google Brain, where he is working on creative applications of deep learning as part of the Magenta Project, he worked at Baidu Research on speech recognition with neural networks. He has a UC Berkeley cubed degree: BA Physics, PhD Materials Science, Postdoc Computational Neuroscience.

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Lead Research Scientist, Magenta Project
Author of multiple scholarly papers
PhD, Materials Science, UC Berkeley

Computer Scientist

Joel Simon

Founder, Morphogen
Multidisciplinary Artist
United States
AI Ethicist

Joel is a multidisciplinary artist and toolmaker who studied computer science and art at Carnegie Mellon University before working on bioinformatics at Rockefeller University. He is currently developing GanBreeder, a massively collaborative creative tool and network. His other works are somewhere in the region between art, design and research and inspired by the systems of biology, computation and creativity.

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Bioinformatics at Rockefeller University
Co-founder & CEO of Theta Analytics

Research Scientist & Writer

Janelle Shane

Research Scientist in Optics, Boulder Non Linear Systems
Writes about the intersection between art & science
United States
AI Ethicist

Shane's neural network blog at aiweirdness.com features computer programs that try to invent human things like recipes, paint colors, and Halloween costumes. Her blog has been featured in The Guardian, The Atlantic, The New York Times, and Slate. In her work, she makes devices for steering light without moving parts, and computer-controlled holograms for studying the brain.

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She once cooked a neural network recipe
PhD, UC San Diego
Plays the Irish flute

Designer

Robbie Barrat

Independent Artist
Former Researcher at Center for Biomedical Informatics Research
United States
AI Ethicist

In high school, he wrote a Kanye West-emulating neural network that writes rap songs. He's created a guide on how to use plant-based electricity to create generative art and an AI that writes piano melodies in the likeness of Bach. His code was used to generate a painting that sold at Christie's for over $400K, and he’s also written an AI that generates ur-Balenciaga.

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Self Taught
Guest lectures on AI at Stanford
Worked at NVIDIA out of high school

Computer Scientist & Inventor

Ilya Sutskever

Chief Scientist & Co-Founder, Open AI
PhD, U of Toronto
United States
AI Ethicist

A major contributor to the field of deep learning, he is the co-inventor of AlexNet and of Sequence to Sequence Learning. He is a co-founder of OpenAI where he serves as Chief Scientist.

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Co-inventor of AlexNet
Former Research Scientist, Google
june 2019

Watching Your language

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july 2019

Bigger & Narrower

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august 2019

Exploring The Known

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september 2019

Finding Your Way

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october 2019

Selling Humans

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november 2019

Sensing The News

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december 2019

Understanding The Facts

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Flexbox “Wrap Children”

By using the wrap children feature, you can force elements to cascade to a second line when they would normally keep stretching on an infinite horizontal line.

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Flexbox Alignment Reverse

Flexbox is a responsive powerhouse. Switch from horizontal alignment on desktop to vertical on tablet and mobile. You can event use “reverse” order to change which column displays first.

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Keep your classes tidy.

CSS classes are powerful. But, adding a class every time you need to make an adjustment can make your site unwiedly. Plan ahead and use combo classes for minor tweaks.

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Text Columns

Though not as powerful as flexbox, text columns provide a handy way to create a flexible column layout (it doesn’t have to be text only). Pro tip: make sure any children of a text column is set to position: inline-block.

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Use “max-width” to create natural, responsive-friendly line breaks.

Whenever you insert an artificial line break by hitting enter, you’re adding an HTML element: <br>. Sometimes, those breaks cause awkward looking sentences on tablet and mobile. Max-width is a better way to introduce those line breaks without using a <br>.

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Background-image

There’s two ways to insert images into your website. One is to add an image element (the <img> HTML tag) and the other is to add a background-image CSS style to a div. They each have their place. But, a background image can be flexible, adjusting to the changes of its div.

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Landscape Declarations

As much as possible, make mobile style changes in mobile landscape, not portrait. That will eliminate double work.

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Ephemeral Units (EM)

By setting the font-size on your body tag and using EMs for all other styles, you can increase or decrease the size of all the typography on your site with a single style change.

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit, sed do eiusmod tempor incididunt ut labore et Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit, sed do eiusmod tempor incididunt ut labore et dolore magna aliqua. Ut enim ad minim veniam, quis nostrud exercitation ullamco laboris nisi ut aliquip ex ea commodo consequat. Duis aute irure dolor in reprehenderit in voluptate velit esse cillum dolore eu fugiat nulla pariatur. Excepteur sint occaecat cupidatat non proident, sunt in culpa qui officia deserunt mollit anim id est laborum.

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Ephemeral Units (EM)

By setting the font-size on your body tag and using EMs for all other styles, you can increase or decrease the size of all the typography on your site with a single style change.

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit, sed do eiusmod tempor incididunt ut labore et Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit, sed do eiusmod tempor incididunt ut labore et dolore magna aliqua. Ut enim ad minim veniam, quis nostrud exercitation ullamco laboris nisi ut aliquip ex ea commodo consequat. Duis aute irure dolor in reprehenderit in voluptate velit esse cillum dolore eu fugiat nulla pariatur. Excepteur sint occaecat cupidatat non proident, sunt in culpa qui officia deserunt mollit anim id est laborum.

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