TIME magazine has revealed its first ever TIME100 AI list, a compilation honoring the 100 most significant individuals influencing the development of artificial intelligence. Some of the most well-known figures in the field of artificial intelligence are at the top of this list, including Elon Musk, Sam Altman, and Demis Hassabis.
The global cover of the 2023 TIME100 AI edition, illustrated by Neil Jamieson, featured 28 remarkable members of the list. Among them are Demis Hassabis, the visionary founder of Google DeepMind, Dario and Daniela Amodei, the dynamic team behind Anthropic, and Sam Altman, CEO of OpenAI, a driving force behind AI breakthroughs.
Time said, “In order to compile the list, TIME’s editors and writers asked dozens of professional sources, including industry experts, for nominations and recommendations. The end result is a list of 100 leaders, innovators, thinkers, and pioneers who are reshaping the AI sphere today.”
TIME100 AI listed Rumman Chowdhury, CEO & Co-Founder of Humane Intelligence, Lila Ibrahim, COO of Google DeepMind, Sandra Rivera, General Manager of the Data Centre and AI Group at Intel, and Margaret Mitchell, Chief AI Ethics Scientist at Hugging Face as among the women and nonbinary business leaders who have made outstanding contributions to AI.
The list includes notable politicians and political figures in addition to tech titans. Representatives Anna Eshoo and Ted Lieu from the US, Ian Hogarth from the UK’s AI Foundation Model Taskforce, and Audrey Tang from Taiwan are important individuals who are influencing the regulatory environment for AI.
Additionally, the TIME100 AI list recognises academics, researchers, and activists who are profoundly committed to AI bias, ethics, and safety. Yoshua Bengio, Yoshua Tegmark, Emily M. Bender, Kate Crawford, and Timnit Gebru are a few of the other influential voices advancing critical discussions on AI’s effects.