Top 12 Data Science Leaders to Follow in 2024

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As we edge closer to 2024, here is a list of distinctive individuals who have showcased remarkable expertise, leadership, and noteworthy contributions in the field of data science.

Hassabis co-founded the pioneering video game company Elixir Studios. In 2010, he founded DeepMind, an AI research lab acquired by Google in 2014. Hassabis’ work at DeepMind has led to significant advancements in machine learning.

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Demis Hassabis

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Jeremy Howard is an Australian data science leader, entrepreneur, and educator. He was the founding CEO of Enlitic, past president of Kaggle, Co-founder of Masks4All, Distinguished Research Scientist at the University of San Francisco.

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Jeremy Howard

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Renowned globally for his expertise in artificial intelligence, Yoshua Bengio is a trailblazer in deep learning, honored with the prestigious Turing Award in 2018, alongside Geoffrey Hinton and Yann LeCun.

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Yoshua Bengio

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Sam Altman is a Co-founder of Apollo Projects and has been the CEO of OpenAI since 2019. He attended Stanford University but dropped out after two years. In 2005, at 19, Altman co-founded Loopt, a location-based social networking app.

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Sam Altman

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With years of experience and research interest in ML, NLP, AI, and software, Jay Alammar is the Director and Engineering Fellow of Cohere. He started as a Partner in Machine Learning Engineering and helps developers solve business problems.

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Jay Alammar

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Clement Delangue is the CEO and Co-founder of Hugging Face, an open-source machine learning platform where researchers worldwide share their AI models, datasets, and best practices.

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Clément Delangue

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Ian Goodfellow is an American computer scientist, best known for his research work in Machine Learning. He serves as a Director of Machine Learning at Apple.

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Ian Goodfellow

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With expertise in research, technical consulting, and scientific advising, Yann LeCun is the Chief AI Scientist at Facebook. He is the Founding Director of the NYU Center of Data Science and headed the Image Processing Research department.

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Yann LeCun

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Fei-Fei Li is a Co-director of Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence and the Vision & Learning Lab at Stanford Institute. She has also worked as Vice President at Google and Chief Scientist of AI/ML at Google Cloud.

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Fei-Fei Li

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Amena Anadkumar is an India-born Bren professor at Caltech and serves as a Senior Director of AI Research at NVIDIA. She was previously a Principal Scientist at Amazon Web Services as well.

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Amena Anadkumar

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Andrej Karpathy, a Slovak-Canadian PhD holder from Stanford, is building a kind of JARVIS at OреոΑӏ. He was the Director of AI and Autopilot Vision at Tesla. Karpathy is most passionate about deep neural nets.

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Andrej Karpathy

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Dr. Andrew Ng is a British-American computer scientist with Machine Learning (ML) and Artificial Intelligence (AI) expertise. He is the Founder of DeepLearning.AI, the Founder & CEO of Landing AI, a General Partner at the AI Fund.

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Andrew Ng

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