Follow these AI experts on twitter to get your daily dose of AI Trivia

Twitter just like every other social media platform is fast becoming a noisy place. Following the right set of people not only cleans up your feed but turns twitter into a very powerful source of dense information.

There are 500 million tweets sent each day. That’s 5787 tweets every second. In this information mayhem one must know whom to follow. Last year, in November a blog called IPFC online came up with a list of top 50 digital influencers on Twitter. They used a custom algorithm to come up with an ‘authority score’ which they claim is based on a mix of online and real life engagement.

Let’s take a look at the top AI influencers in this list and their area of expertise.

1) Dr. Kirk Borne

Dr. Kirk Borne, a Ph.D. in astronomy from Caltech, is now the principal data scientist at Booz Allen Hamilton. He has been named as a top influencer multiple times over the years. He regularly tweets about good AI resources, people and books.

Do check out his talk at the Open Data Science Conference in Boston.

He co-invented a whole new field of Astro-Informatics.

2. Andrew Ng

There are some people who require 2 page long resumes, long lists of titles and accolades to show their worth and then there is Andrew Ng

  • Founder and CEO of Landing AI
  • Co-Founder of Coursera
  • Stanford CS adjunct faculty
  • Former head of Baidu AI Group/Google Brain
  • Founder of DeepLearning.ai

That says it all. He tweets regularly about his various ventures, the things he is working on and resources.

3. Yann LeCun

Udacity

Another stalwart in the field of AI is Yann LeCun. He is the person behind the most overused dataset MNIST. Apart from being the director of AI Research at Facebook, he also serves as a professor at New York University.

He frequently posts on NLP, Deep Learning and ConvNets.

4. Joanna Bryson

TWIML

Joanna Bryson is an associate professor in the department of computing at the University of Bath. She works on AI, ethics and collaborative cognition. She has recently joined as the Professor of Ethics & Technology at Hertie School of Governance, Berlin.

Her current projects are on accountability for and transparency in AI, and understanding cultural variation in and technological impact on human cooperation.

5. Spiros Margaris

Analytics India Mag

Spiros Margaris is a prominent VC in the domains of AI, Fintech, and blockchain. He has earned ‘the triple crown’ in influencer rankings being at the top of all the 3 fields.

In 2017, he published an AI white paper, ‘Machine learning in financial services: Changing the rules of the game’, for SAP the ERP giant which took the industry by storm. He tweets about the latest and greatest in AI and has become the de-facto source of information for most people.


All these influencers have hugely impacted the world through their own work and their investments. Now they are spreading the goodwill through twitter. Make sure you follow them if you want to have a world-class twitter feed.

Here’s are the screenshots of their twitter accounts.