Time's 100 in AI
4 Categories emerge: Leaders, Innovators, Shapers and Thinkers
I read Time’s 100 in AI with some interest. These are the 100 Most Influential people in AI in 2023.
They kept popping on my feed as if they were entirely different articles for each one, and they really kind of are.
They are mostly powerful and rich people involved in A.I. However, they ranged from members of the TIME100 AI that span 18-year-old Sneha Revanur, who recently met with the Biden Administration as part of her work leading Encode Justice, a youth-led movement organizing for ethical AI, to 76-year-old Geoffrey Hinton, who left his position at Google this spring to speak about the dangers of the technology he helped bring into existence.
In uncovering people important in the field, there’s a sense of excitement, concern and growing involvement that this will become a public, political and global issue. Even if the majority of ChatGPT appears to GenZ, as illustrated by three consecutive summer dips in traffic, users and even time on site to the tool.
That being said, Silicon Valley and a lot of these 100 and many others, are still trying to promote the Generative A.I. narrative that it’s a GPT and maybe even a bigger deal. A bigger deal than a General purpose technology? That sure would be something.
Time's list includes 100 individuals involved in the current AI landscape, grouped into the categories of leaders, innovators, shapers, and thinkers.
See the video on Time’s AI Leaders here.
This group of 100 individuals is in many ways a map of the relationships and power centers driving the development of AI. They are rivals and regulators, scientists and artists, advocates and executives—the competing and cooperating humans whose insights, desires, and flaws will shape the direction of an increasingly influential technology.
Time at least tried to be gender inclusive, if not very global in their picks:
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