10 Interesting AI and Machine Learning Influencers on Twitter


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Artificial intelligence and all the advanced analytics technologies that go with it are driving a new wave of innovation when it comes to analytics. The possibilities, opportunities, and use cases that surround machine learning and natural language processing and capturing the imagination of organizations and even the public.

Self-driving cars and chatbots that mimic real customer service representatives may be some of the more well-known use cases today. But other technologies are out there that can diagnose health conditions, advance treatment for cancer, and improve the outcomes for cardiac patients.

By applying thes technologies, organizations can realize better efficiency and lower costs. They can also eliminate human error and bias. Plus, they can automate many of the more repetitive and mundane tasks that are currently performed by humans. AI doesn't get bored. AI is more quickly scalable.

Yet some of those benefits are also cause for concern. Will the rise of these technologies eliminate jobs? After all, AI is being used to perform tasks from customer service to medical diagnostics -- from the lowest paid jobs to the highest paid. And if jobs are eliminated, how should we modify our career strategies to ensure that we are prepared to be in a good position for the workplace of the future?

There are still so many questions than answers for how AI and machine learning will ultimately affect society as a whole. If you are looking for a way to keep up with the conversation, here's a list of 10 influential tweeters who you should be following. (Are there any we missed? Please add them in the comment section below.)

Jessica Davis, Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, Informationweek

Jessica Davis has spent a career covering the intersection of business and technology at titles including IDG's Infoworld, Ziff Davis Enterprise's eWeek and Channel Insider, and Penton Technology's MSPmentor. She's passionate about the practical use of business intelligence, predictive analytics, and big data for smarter business and a better world. In her spare time she enjoys playing Minecraft and other video games with her sons. She's also a student and performer of improvisational comedy. Follow her on Twitter: @jessicadavis.

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Re: Foretelling The Future
  • 8/30/2017 11:31:56 PM
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Seth, I hold out hope for the minimum wage. I say that because we're already at the point in many US communities where jobs that some people are willing to do for low pay are scarce. There are the retail jobs, but beyond that, I am guessing there are a lot of people who will not "stoop" to hard labor. And that's before robots take THOSE jobs.

Re: Foretelling The Future
  • 8/30/2017 11:26:43 PM
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I fear that unless education improves here in the U.S. that we could face a lot of unrest as automation takes over many lower skilled positions.  We are currently struggeling to get everyone to graduate high school, never mind be ready for high tech positions.

Re: Foretelling The Future
  • 8/10/2017 12:46:54 PM
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If you think about it, law is fairly well perscribed and would therefore be easy to automate. Medicine is already heading in this direction. The computer lawyers are not trying to figure out how to sure the computer doctors.

Re: Foretelling The Future
  • 8/10/2017 12:11:49 PM
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Yes, the idea should be to eliminate the jobs that no one really wants to do or that are so expensive to do. I wonder if we'll every replace lawyers and doctors bringing those costs down so that even the everyday Joe could afford services?

Re: 10 AI and ML influencers
  • 8/8/2017 2:55:16 PM
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Somebody please warn those interesting influencers about the tumbleweeds blowing around the Twitter-scape... badly trailing all the other social networks. 

 

10 AI and ML influencers
  • 8/8/2017 1:36:48 PM
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What about Ronald van Loon? His focus includes AI and Machine Learning and he has almost 100k twitter followers.

Re: Foretelling The Future
  • 8/8/2017 9:00:32 AM
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I agree. Sometimes elimination of job is a good thing- it frees us to do other, more important things.

Foretelling The Future
  • 8/3/2017 1:41:58 PM
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Yes, if we could only forsee the future with some degree of accuracy wouldn't all be great. While it's sometimes possible to guess what's coming next, it seems it's mostly intelligent guessing, and usually more easy to forecast than actually come through with the accuracy of those predictions. While fun and a way to get our creative thoughts going, I'm not sure I'd stake a big bet on Twitter feeds though. But, watch those folks anyway for some interesting ideas.

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