WSAI community's top 50 Innovators in 2020

Posted by World Summit AI on Dec 1, 2020 10:14:57 AM
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Who left us shook? Who blew our as-yet-unblown minds?

Here is the World Summit AI community's top 50 Innovators in 2020! 


  1. Corinne Vigreux, Co-Founder, TomTom
  2. Celeste Kidd, Assistant Professor of Psychology, University of California, Berkeley
  3. Anja Kaspersen, Former Head of Geopolitics and International Security, World Economic Forum
  4. Wendell Wallach, Senior Advisor, The Hastings Centre & Interdisciplinary Center for Bioethics, Yale University
  5. Roya Mahboob, CEO, Digital Citizen Fund
  6. Professor Teemu Rooselsinki , Leader of AI Education, Finnish Centre for AI, Department of Computer Science, University of Helsinki
  7. Professor Francesca Rossi, IBM Fellow & AI Ethics Global Leader,  IBM Research
  8. Marcin Detyniecki , Group Chief Data Scientist and Global Head of R&D, AXA Group Operation
  9. Dr. Ben Goertzel, CEO & Founder, SingularityNET, Chairman, OpenCog Foundation
  10. Timnit Gebru, Research Scientist & CoLead Ethical Artificial Intelligence, Google 
  11. Thibault de ASSI, GM- Global Head of Digitalization and Automation in Digital Industries- Factory Automation, Siemens
  12. César A. Hidalgo ANITI Chair, University of Toulouse, Honorary Professor, University of Manchester, Visiting Professor, Harvard University
  13. Ivana Bartoletti, Co-Founder, Women Leading in AI Network  
  14. Rediet Abebe, Junior Fellow, Harvard Society of Fellows, Co-Founder, Black in AI
  15. Elissa Stromme, ED Pan Canadian AI Strategy, CIFAR
  16. Renée Cummings, Founder & CEO, Urban AI, Columbia University Community Scholar
  17. Professor Dagmar Monett Diaz, AI Software Engineering, HMW Berlin
  18. Sasha Constanza-Chock, Research Scientist, MIT & Senior Research Fellow, Algorithmic Justice League 
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  19. Amelia Kallman, Speaker, Author, Futurist 
  20. Anushka Sharma, Founder, Naaut
  21. Lars Vestergaard, Head of Market Connect, Oracle for Start Ups
  22. Dr Kate Devlin, Senior Lecturer in Social and Cultural Artificial Intelligence, Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
  23. Thijs Waanders, Technical Consulting Manager, Cognigy 
  24. Rudy van Belkom, Futures Researcher, Netherlands Study Centre for Technology Trends 
  25. Dr Mmantsetsa Marope, Executive Director, World Heritage Group, Honorary President, Indian Ocean Comparative and International Education Societies
  26. Ajay Bhalla, President, Cyber and Intelligence Solutions, Mastercard
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  27. Professor Gary Marcus, Founder & CEO, Robust.AI 
  28. Grady Booch - IBM Fellow
  29. Ramon Rahangmetan, Co-Founder, World Space Week
  30. Virginia Dignum, Co-Founder and Board Member, ALLAI & Professor of Ethical and Social Artificial Intelligence at Umea University
  31. Sanjeev Vohra, Global Lead, Accenture Applied Intelligence
  32. Meredith Whittaker, Co-Founder, AI Now Institute 
  33. Dr. Kim Cobb,  Georgia Power Chair and Professor, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, Georgia Institute of Technology
  34. Dr. Farhana Sultana, Associate Professor, Department of Geography and the Environment, Syracuse University
  35. Natasha Sunderji, Global Health Lead, Accenture
  36. Danielle Ralic, Co-Founder,
  37. Jason Behrmann, Director of Marketing and Communications, Zetane Systems
  38. Jonathan Siddharth, CEO, Turing
  39. Deepak Agarwal, VP of Engineering, Artificial Intelligence, LinkedIn 
  40. Samy Bengio, Distinguished Research Scientist, Google Research, Brain Team
  41. Steve Astorino, VP of Development, Data and AI and Canada Lab Director, IBM
  42. Mina J Hanna, Co-Chair, IEEE-SA Global Initiative on Ethics of AI Systems' Policy Cmte; Chair IEEE-USA AI & AS Policy Cmte 
  43. Yossi Matias, Vice President, Engineering, Google
  44. Jana Novohradska, AI Consultant to Deputy Prime Minister`s Office of Slovakia & Gender Equality Rapporteur CAHAI Council of Europe
  45. Artash Nath, Co-Founder,
  46. Andrew Schroeder, Vice President Research & Analysis, Direct Relief
  47. Kimberely Nevala, Strategic Advisor, SAS
  48. Amandeep Gill, CEO & Project Director, The International Digital Health & AI Research Collaborative (I-DAIR)
  49. Dr. Ian Norton, Founder and Managing Director, Respond Global
  50. Reece Clifford, Business Solutions Manager, SAS
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