- Four Muslim pioneers and thinkers feature on the list of Time inaugural 100 AI List’.
- The list includes 100 leaders, pioneers, innovators, and thinkers who are shaping today’s AI landscape.
Four Muslim pioneers and thinkers have made it to Time magazine’s inaugural TIME100 AI List, highlighting the 100 most influential people in artificial intelligence (AI).
Assembled by TIME’s editors and reporters, the 2023 TIME100 AI issue includes 100 leaders, pioneers, innovators, and thinkers who are shaping today’s AI landscape.
“TIME’s mission is to highlight the people and ideas that are making the world a better, more equitable place,” said TIME Chief Executive Officer Jessica Sibley in a statement.
“At this critical moment of exceptional growth and advancement in AI, we are proud to reveal the first-ever TIME100 AI list to recognize the individuals leading AI innovation, including those advancing major conversations to promote equity in AI.”
The list included four Muslim figures, namely, Lila Ibrahim, COO Google DeepMind, Mustafa Suleyman, CEO and Co-Founder of Inflection AI, Omar Al Olama, the world’s first Minister of Artificial Intelligence, United Arab Emirates, and Rumman Chowdhury, CEO, and Co-Founder of Humane Intelligence.
Lila Ibrahim: COO Google DeepMind
Lila Ibrahim is the Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Google DeepMind. DeepMind, which merged with Google Brain in 2023, is described as a unique blend of a startup, an academic lab, and a global tech giant. Ibrahim, along with DeepMind’s founders Demis Hassabis and Shane Legg, recently signed a statement acknowledging the critical nature of AI risks, comparing them to those of pandemics and nuclear war.
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Mustafa Suleyman: CEO and Co-Founder of Inflection AI
Mustafa Suleyman, the CEO, and Co-Founder of Inflection AI, is another prominent figure on the TIME100 AI List. His journey in the AI industry began with a friendship formed during his teenage years with Demis Hassabis, who later co-founded DeepMind.
Together with Shane Legg, they co-founded DeepMind, which gained widespread recognition for creating AlphaGo, an AI system that defeated human champions in the complex board game Go.
Omar Al Olama: Minister of Artificial Intelligence, UAE
Omar Al Olama, the world’s first Minister of Artificial Intelligence, represents the United Arab Emirates on the TIME100 AI List. Appointed to this groundbreaking role in 2017, Al Olama’s responsibilities include overseeing AI applications across the government and fostering coordination among different government bodies.
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Rumman Chowdhury: CEO and Co-Founder, Humane Intelligence
Rumman Chowdhury, the CEO, and Co-Founder of Humane Intelligence, is known for her pioneering work in AI ethics, particularly in the area of red teaming AI systems.
She organized a high-po profile event where hackers attempted to identify vulnerabilities in AI chatbots from major companies, such as OpenAI and Google. This approach, inspired by hacker culture, aims to proactively discover and address potential issues in AI systems before they become serious problems.