As the AI market grows, people’s interest in it also grows. Artificial Intelligence is the new thing in this world. Everyone wants to know and understand its concepts. People pursue courses and follow various influencers who are pioneers in this industry. AI is a recent industry, and thus there is less information available online than in many other established industries.
Those who wish to make a career in AI must study the right thing with the right person or follow the right guidance. Social media has a major role to play in this regard.
Today, Twitter has 528.3 million monthly users. The number of users will cross 652 million in the next five years. LinkedIn has 950 million users from 200 countries around the world. TikTok has 1 billion users, led by Instagram, with 2.35 billion active monthly users in 2023. Topping the charts is Facebook, with more than 3 billion active monthly users globally.
Do you see the power of the internet here?
According to Influencer Marketing Hub, “Influencers in social media are people who have built a reputation for their knowledge and expertise on a specific topic“. Such people are experts in their fields and try to impart knowledge to society in their areas of expertise. Believe me when I say people follow such influencers religiously. A lot of brands are bought and sold just by the word of people known as influencers.
So, in the emerging field of Artificial Intelligence, if you are a follower, you must know the 20 best people to learn about the subject. Take a look at the list below.
List of the Top 20 Best AI Influencers to Follow in 2023:
1. Andy Fitze
Andy Fitze is a well-known name in the AI industry. He is the face behind SwissCognitive along with Dalith Steiger. His company SwissCognitive is a leader in the AI industry in providing all answers to questions about artificial intelligence. The organization provides a means to share experiences about the impact of cognitive technologies. The company started in 2016 and has connected with more than 150 organizations in various industry segments ever since. You can reach Andy through his Twitter handle and LinkedIn profile. He is quite well followed on Twitter with more than 90.3k followers.
Allie started in the AI industry about 20 years ago. She is one of the most followed women in the AI industry with more than 1 million followers on LinkedIn itself. She advises Fortune 500 companies, enterprises, non-profit organizations, startups, etc on artificial intelligence and machine learning concepts. She formulates data strategies and provides them with the necessary competitive advantage. Before this, she was the Global Head of Machine Learning Business Development, Startups, and Venture Capital for Amazon Web Services.
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3. Andrew Ng
He is the founder of DeepLearning.AI, the Managing General Partner of the AI fund, and the Founder and CEO of Landing AI. He is quite followed on LinkedIn with 1,307,097 followers. His articles and newsletters are inspiring to both technical and nontechnical AI professionals. He is also the managing general partner at AI Fund which is a venture studio that partners with entrepreneurs to build AI companies that move humanity forward.
You can find him on his webpage andrewng.org and one can reach him through Twitter.
He is a German computer scientist noted for his work in artificial intelligence, specifically artificial neural networks. Recently, he has been the Director of the AI initiative at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology. He was a scientific director of the Dalle Molle Institute for Artificial Intelligence Research in Switzerland.
Schmidhuber has been working in AI for 15 years of his age and wishes to build a self-improving AI that is smarter than himself. Today, the most cited neural networks all build on work done in his labs. Check him on LinkedIn, and also find him on Twitter where he has 64.6k followers.
5. Fei Fei Li
When you hear this name, you hear ImageNet. Dr. Fei-Fei Li is the inaugural Sequoia Professor in the Computer Science Department at Stanford University and Co-Director of Stanford’s Human-Centered AI Institute. She was also the Vice President at Google and served as Chief Scientist of AI/ML at Google Cloud from 2017 to 2018.
She has 15.5k followers on LinkedIn and is quite popular among the students of artificial intelligence. Along with her students, Dr. Fei-Fei Li works in areas like machine learning, deep learning, computer vision, robotics, computational neuroscience, cognitive neuroscience, AI, and healthcare. You can reach out to her on her LinkedIn profile.
She has 434.4k followers on Twitter.
Demis Hassabis is the CEO of DeepMind Technologies. This organization is a machine learning startup he founded in 2010 along with his colleagues Shane Legg and Mustafa Suleyman. He has 320.6 K followers on Twitter where he keeps on sharing various discoveries made by his company to revolutionise drug discovery.
Have you played AI simulation games such as Republic: The Revolution and the tongue-in-cheek cartoonish Evil Genius? It would help if you thanked Demis then, as he made all those games through his company Elixir Studios.
7. Ben Goertzel
This 56-year-old scientist is the founder and CEO of SingularityNet. Through this venture, he wishes to democratize access to AI by combining artificial intelligence with blockchain technology. He is the one who helped popularize the term Artificial General Intelligence. You can follow him on Twitter where he regularly posts about his research and discoveries related to AI.
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He is a research scientist working in DeepMind. He has more than 280k followers on Twitter and can be reached through the link. He is a Lead Author of the DeepLearning Book.
He invented max-out networks, generative adversarial networks, multi-prediction deep-Boltzmann machines, and a new fast inference algorithm for spike-and-slab sparse coding. He can also be followed on LinkedIn
He is heading the Data and Artificial Intelligence Division at NEOM Hotels – The Line, in Saudi Arabia. He is the author of the famous book Making Money out of Data. He was the Vice President and Chief Evangelist (Analytics | Machine Learning | Artificial Intelligence) at SAP and spoke at over 150 public platforms then.
10. Mark Minevich
He is an investor, a UN advisor, and an AI advocate. He also takes pride in calling himself an innovator and chair of the executive committee and external affairs at AI for Good Foundation. He is also the President and general partner at Going Global Ventures. He has also authored the book Our Planet Powered by AI: How We Use Artificial Intelligence to Create a Sustainable Future for Humanity. It is available on Amazon.
You can reach out to him through his LinkedIn account https://www.linkedin.com/in/minevichm/
He has 20.8k followers on Twitter as well. Check out his account through this link https://twitter.com/MMinevich?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor
11. Dr. Ganapathi Pulipaka
This man has over 25 years of SAP experience in project management of application development and technology integration of business systems design and technical architecture. He is currently the Chief Data Scientist – SAP Technical Lead at Accenture. He has 153.5k followers on Twitter and can be reached through this link https://twitter.com/gp_pulipaka
LinkedIn Profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/dr-ganapathi-pulipaka-56417a2/
12. Katie King
She has 13k followers on Twitter and is the CEO of AI in Business and the AI Ethics Advisor for RAD AI.
She is also a member of the UK Government All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) task force that works for enterprise adoption of AI. Her book ‘Using Artificial Intelligence in Marketing: How to Harness AI and Maintain the Competitive Edge’ became quite famous in the AI industry.
13. Raja Iqbal
He is an entrepreneur and a data scientist who is also the Founder and CEO of Data Science Dojo. He can be followed on LinkedIn where he already has 15013 followers and can be reached on Twitter as well through the link https://twitter.com/Z_Score
Through Data Science Dojo, Raja aspires to help 10,000+ data science professionals and create an impact in 2500+ companies around the globe.
You can follow him on LinkedIn through the link https://www.linkedin.com/in/rajaiqbal/
14. Avin Foo
He is the co-founder of DAOventures, the advisor for NASDEX, and a decentralized finance asset manager. He is the venture partner at Zero2Launch which specializes in launching startups in the crypto space. He happened to be the managing partner at Chain Valley Capital and was the co-founder of NASDEX.
He has over 128k followers on Twitter and 271,698 followers on LinkedIn.
15. Dr. Anastassia Lauterbach
She identifies herself as the Managing Director EMEA The ExCo Leadership Group which engages former CEOs/CXOs as mentors and supports top leadership development in 70 countries. She is also a Professor of AI, a Public Speaker and Writer, and a Leadership Coach. You can reach her through LinkedIn by following the link https://www.linkedin.com/in/dr-anastassia-lauterbach-021a004/
Her Twitter account link is https://twitter.com/DrALauterbach
16. Nigel Willson
He is a global speaker, influencer, and advisor on artificial intelligence innovation and technology. He has 59.3k followers on Twitter and can be reached through the link given here https://twitter.com/nigewillson
He co-founded awakenAI and is also the Founding Editorial Board Member at Springer Nature. He has more than 14000 followers on LinkedIn and can be reached through the link https://www.linkedin.com/in/nigelwillson/
17. Thomas Wolf
This man co-founded the Hugging Face. He is the leader of the Science team in this organization. He also worked as a European Patent Attorney initiating and developing a global IP & patent strategy for a portfolio of Deep-Learning/Machine-Learning start-ups and larger companies.
You can reach him on LinkedIn and Twitter where he has more than 58k followers.
18. Louis Bouchard
This man is doing all he can to make AI accessible to all. His videos and podcast “What’s AI” can be seen and heard on YouTube, Spotify, and Apple Podcasts. They can enlighten anyone walking into the AI industry for the first time on the topic. You can follow him on LinkedIn along with 25000 others through this link https://www.linkedin.com/in/whats-ai/
One can also look for him on Twitter through https://twitter.com/Whats_AI
19. Kirk Borne
He is the Founder, of Data Leadership Group. He is also the Advisory Board Member at Data Prime, Inc. He is a Big Data and Data Science advisor, TedX speaker, researcher, blogger, and Data Literacy advocate as well. He is very well followed on LinkedIn with 81,315 followers. You can reach out to him through this link on LinkedIn. https://www.linkedin.com/in/kirkdborne/
More than 430k Twitter members follow him on the platform where he can be reached at https://twitter.com/KirkDBorne
20. Bernard Marr
The Founder and CEO at Bernard Marr & Co. is one of the world’s most successful social media influencers. He tops the list of the world’s 5 most successful business influencers by LinkedIn. He is a best-selling author, popular keynote speaker, futurist, and strategic business & technology advisor to governments and companies. He has 1,468,040 followers on LinkedIn and can be reached through the link given here. https://www.linkedin.com/in/bernardmarr/
On Twitter Bernard has 138.5k followers. He can be followed through the link https://twitter.com/BernardMarr