AI is coming on fast: Here are the 10 people the AI elite follow on Twitter

To say Artificial Intelligence is moving into key leadership positions in institutions around the world is only a slight exaggeration.   Google just replaced its retiring long-time head of all search technology with its leader of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning. Microsoft just spent a quarter billion dollars acquiring an AI-informed user interface technology (SwiftKey). Both of those things just happened yesterday. Venture investments in AI nearly doubled in the last 3 months.   We’re going to hear more and more about AI in the coming months and years. How fast is it growing? Is General human-level AI realistic in the near term (vs narrow, job-specific AI)? What would the consequences of such a development be? Is this thing or that thing really AI technology, or is it just a shiny squirrel…


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