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#OnTheShouldersOf Herbert Simon
#OnTheShouldersOf Herbert Simon

Imagine a polymath of the modern era, whose intellect seemed to transcend disciplinary boundaries, leaving indelible marks in fields as diverse as political science, computer science, economics, and cognitive psychology. That's Herbert Alexander Simon for you – a true...

#OnTheShouldersOf Stuart Russell 
#OnTheShouldersOf Stuart Russell 

Stuart J. Russell is a renowned computer scientist and a prominent figure in artificial intelligence. Russell's academic career has been closely tied to the University of California, Berkeley, where he held various positions before becoming a Professor of Computer...

#OnTheShouldersOf Pushmeet Kohli
#OnTheShouldersOf Pushmeet Kohli

Pushmeet Kohli, a prominent figure in the realm of computer science, stands out for his influential contributions to artificial intelligence and machine learning. As a computer scientist of Indian origin, Kohli has made significant strides in shaping the landscape of...

#OnTheShouldersOf Judea Pearl
#OnTheShouldersOf Judea Pearl

Judea Pearl is an Israeli-American computer scientist best known for his groundbreaking work in causal reasoning and Bayesian networks. These networks have been instrumental in various fields, including medicine, economics, and engineering, allowing researchers to...

#OnTheShouldersOf Yoshua Bengio
#OnTheShouldersOf Yoshua Bengio

Yoshua Bengio is a Canadian computer scientist who has made significant contributions to the advancement of machine learning and neural networks, which have profoundly impacted various industries and technologies. Bengio has received numerous accolades for his work,...

#OnTheShouldersOf Claude Shannon 
#OnTheShouldersOf Claude Shannon 

Claude Shannon was an American mathematician, electrical engineer, and cryptographer who made groundbreaking contributions to various fields of science and technology. He is regarded as the "Father of Information Theory" due to his pioneering work in digital...

#OnTheShouldersOf Sebastian Thrun
#OnTheShouldersOf Sebastian Thrun

Sebastian Thrun is a prominent figure in the field of artificial intelligence, robotics, and autonomous systems. Thrun's career took off when he joined Stanford University as a professor in the Department of Computer Science. Here, he became known for his...

#OnTheShouldersOf Fei-Fei Li 
#OnTheShouldersOf Fei-Fei Li 

Fei-Fei Li is renowned for her groundbreaking work in artificial intelligence (AI) and computer vision. Her work in AI encompasses various contributions, from foundational datasets and algorithms in computer vision to pushing the boundaries of deep learning's...

#OnTheShouldersOf Geoffrey Hinton
#OnTheShouldersOf Geoffrey Hinton

Geoffrey Everest Hinton is a pioneering figure in artificial intelligence and deep learning. Hinton's work has profoundly impacted the development of neural networks and machine learning, making him one of the most influential figures in the AI community.   Hinton's...

#OnTheShouldersOf Raj Reddy
#OnTheShouldersOf Raj Reddy

Meet the brilliant mind who is often regarded as the Father of Indian AI.    Raj Reddy was born in Chittoor district, Andhra Pradesh, India, in 1937. He studied civil engineering at the College of Engineering Guindy, Chennai. After a master's degree from the...

#OnTheShouldersOf Demis Hassabis
#OnTheShouldersOf Demis Hassabis

Demis Hassabis is a British artificial intelligence researcher and entrepreneur, a name synonymous with the cutting-edge advancement of artificial intelligence. He is best known as the co-founder and CEO of DeepMind, a British AI company acquired by Google in 2014. He...

#OnTheShouldersOf Richard Sutton
#OnTheShouldersOf Richard Sutton

Richard Sutton is a Canadian computer scientist and a prominent figure in the field of artificial intelligence, specifically in the field of reinforcement learning.  A sub field of machine learning, reinforcement learning focuses on training agents to make sequential...

#OnTheShoulderOf Cynthia Breazeal
#OnTheShoulderOf Cynthia Breazeal

Cynthia Breazeal is an American robotic scientist, entrepreneur, and researcher known for her work in social robotics. She focuses on the intersection of artificial intelligence, robotics, and human-computer interaction. She is a professor at MIT, where she founded...

#OnTheShouldersOf Ray Kurzweil
#OnTheShouldersOf Ray Kurzweil

Ray Kurzweil is an American computer scientist, luminary thinker, and inventor who’s synonymous with technological foresight and groundbreaking creations. With a career spanning over five decades, he has woven himself into the fabric of technological evolution,...

#OnTheShouldersOf John McCarthy
#OnTheShouldersOf John McCarthy

John McCarthy was an American computer and cognitive scientist popularly dubbed the "father of artificial intelligence". And rightly so, since he coined the term back in the 1950s. His spirit of curiosity led him to explore the theoretical underpinnings of AI and lay...

#OnTheShouldersOf CR Rao
#OnTheShouldersOf CR Rao

"We study statistics with the main aim of solving problems in other disciplines." Today, #OnTheShouldersOf pays tribute to the legendary Indian-American mathematician and statistician Calyampudi Radhakrishna Rao. Born in Bellary district, Karnataka, his contribution...

#OnTheShouldersOf Marvin Minsky
#OnTheShouldersOf Marvin Minsky

Marvin Lee Minsky is considered one of the founding fathers of AI. He was an American cognitive scientist, computer scientist, and educator renowned for his groundbreaking contributions to artificial intelligence (AI). Minsky's work laid the groundwork for modern AI...

#OnTheShouldersOf Jürgen Schmidhuber
#OnTheShouldersOf Jürgen Schmidhuber

A renowned computer scientist, his work on artificial neural networks has had a profound impact on the field. His research has led to the development of some of the most advanced AI systems in the world. In 1997, Schmidhuber co-authored a pivotal paper on LSTM...

#OnTheShouldersOf Yann LeCun
#OnTheShouldersOf Yann LeCun

The Turing Award-winning computer scientist who pioneered machine learning and computer vision. He is dubbed the father of the Convolutional Neural Network (CNN), a type of network architecture that helps in image recognition. Not just rooted in academia, he was the...

#OnTheShouldersOf Andrew Ng
#OnTheShouldersOf Andrew Ng

Andrew Ng is one of the pioneers in the field of machine learning. He has carved quite a niche for himself as a gamechanger, by co-founding Google Brain, and founding DeepLearning.AI. He then went on to democratize the domain by co-founding Coursera and becoming an...

#OnTheShouldersOf Ian Goodfellow
#OnTheShouldersOf Ian Goodfellow

  One of the first names you’d see when you look into #DeepLearning. He is the visionary behind the development of generative adversarial networks (GANs), the technology that creates super-realistic media from scratch. Next time you see a life-like gaming...

#OnTheShouldersOf John Von Neumann
#OnTheShouldersOf John Von Neumann

If not for Neumann, modern computing would not be where it is today. The game theory, the concept of self-replication, and computerized weather reports are just some of his key contributions to mathematics and computer science. Stay tuned every Friday for more on the...

#OnTheShouldersOf Alan Turing
#OnTheShouldersOf Alan Turing

If I have seen further, it is by standing #OnTheShouldersOf giants.” Our new series is inspired by this quote by the eminent Sir Isaac Newton. And who better to kick things off than with Alan Turing? The English mathematician's Turing Machine is credited with being...