TIME names 100 most influential people in AI

American news magazine TIME announced its list of the 100 most influential people in artificial intelligence on Thursday, 7 September.

This inaugural TIME100 AI list not only recognizes the current pioneers but also underscores the dynamic nature of AI as it continues to redefine the world.

“What is unique about AI is also what is most feared and celebrated—its ability to match some of our own skills, and then to go further, accomplishing what humans cannot,” TIME Editor in Chief Sam Jacobs said.

The TIME roster showcases leaders, lawmakers, artists, and entrepreneurs from various fields and countries around the world.

It comprises 43 corporate leaders and founders, among them Elon Musk of xAI, Sam Altman of OpenAI, and Robin Li of Baidu.

Additionally, it recognizes 41 women and nonbinary individuals, including Human Intelligence CEO Rumman Chowdhury and Google DeepMind COO Lila Ibrahim.

The youngest individual recognized on the TIME100 AI list is 18-year-old Sneha Revanur of Encode Justice, while the oldest is 76-year-old Geoffrey Hinton, a former Google employee considered by many as the “godfather of artificial intelligence”.

Other notable figures on this prestigious list include writer Ted Chiang, singer Grimes, Japanese manga creator Rootport, US Congresswoman Anna Eshoo, and Professor Fei-Fei Li of Stanford University, among others.

“Reporting on people and influence is what TIME does best. That led us to the TIME100 AI,” Jacobs added.

TIME’s thorough categorization of these influential figures into Leaders, Innovators, Shapers, and Thinkers provides a comprehensive view of the AI ecosystem.

Here is the full list:


Dario and Daniela Amodei
CEO & President, Anthropic

Sam Altman

Demis Hassabis
CEO and Co-Founder, Google DeepMind

Robin Li
CEO, Chairman and Co-Founder, Baidu

Clément Delangue
CEO and Co-Founder, Hugging Face

Lila Ibrahim
COO, Google DeepMind

Elon Musk
Founder, xAI

Raquel Urtasun
CEO and Founder, Waabi

Alex Karp
Co-Founder and CEO, Palantir Technologies

Reid Hoffman
Entrepreneur and Investor

Greg Brockman
Co-Founder and President, OpenAI

Marc Andreessen
Entrepreneur and Investor

Sandra Rivera
General Manager of Data Center and AI Group, Intel

Aidan Gomez
CEO and Co-Founder, Cohere

Daniel Gross
Entrepreneur and Investor

Kai-Fu Lee
Chairman and CEO, Sinovation Ventures

Jaime Teevan
Chief Scientist, Microsoft

Andrew Ng
Founder, DeepLearning.AI

Kevin Scott
CTO and Executive Vice President of AI, Microsoft

Clara Shih
CEO, Salesforce AI

Alexandr Wang
CEO and Founder, Scale AI

Mustafa Suleyman
CEO and Co-Founder, Inflection AI

Marc Raibert
Executive Director, Boston Dynamics AI Institute


Ted Chiang

Charlie Brooker

Holly Herndon

Pelonomi Moiloa
CEO and Co-Founder, Lelapa AI


Neal Khosla
CEO and Co-Founder, Curai

Stephanie Dinkins

Sougwen Chung

Cristóbal Valenzuela
CEO and Co-Founder, Runway

Lilly Wachowski

Manu Chopra
CEO, Karya

Kate Kallot
CEO and Founder, Amini

Ziad Obermeyer
Associate Professor, University of California, Berkeley

Noam Shazeer
CEO and Co-Founder, Character.AI

Alison Darcy
Founder and President, Woebot Health

Nathaniel Manning
COO and Co-founder, Kettle

Tushita Gupta
CTO and Co-Founder, Refiberd

Andrew Hopkins
CEO and Founder, Exscientia

Linda Dounia Rebeiz

Richard Socher
CEO and Founder, You.com

Keith Dreyer
Chief Data Science Officer, Mass General Brigham

Nancy Xu
CEO and Founder, Moonhub

Author of Japanese manga


Alondra Nelson
Researcher at the Institute for Advanced Study and Policy Adviser

Ian Hogarth
Chair of the U.K.’s Frontier AI Taskforce

Audrey Tang
Minister of Digital Affairs, Taiwan

Meredith Whittaker
President, Signal

James Manyika
Senior Vice President, Research, Technology & Society, Google

Jack Clark
Co-Founder and Head of Policy, Anthropic

Anna Makanju
Vice President of Global Affairs, OpenAI

Omar Al Olama
Minister of Artificial Intelligence, UAE

Kelly McKernan

Eric Schmidt
Co-Founder, Schmidt Futures

Margrethe Vestager
Executive Vice President, European Commission

Anna Eshoo
Representative, U.S. Congress

Richard Mathenge
Organizer, African Content Moderators Union

Sneha Revanur
Founder and President, Encode Justice

Tristan Harris
Co-Founder and Executive Director, Center for Humane Technology

Joy Buolamwini
Founder and Artist-in-Chief, Algorithmic Justice League

Eliezer Yudkowsky
Co-Founder, Machine Intelligence Research Institute

Verity Harding
Director of the AI & Geopolitics Project, Cambridge University

Ted Lieu
Representative, U.S. Congress

Sarah Chander
Senior Policy Advisor, European Digital Rights

Nina Jankowicz
Vice President, Centre for Information Resilience

Romesh and Sunil Wadhwani
Co-Founders, Wadhwani AI

Elham Tabassi
Associate Director of Emerging Technologies, NIST

Dan Hendrycks
Executive Director, Center for AI Safety

Jess Whittlestone
Head of AI Policy, Centre for Long-Term Resilience

John Honovich
Founder, IPVM


Geoffrey Hinton
Emeritus Professor, University of Toronto

Fei-Fei Li
Professor, Stanford University

Abeba Birhane
Cognitive Scientist

Shane Legg
Co-Founder and Chief AGI Scientist, Google DeepMind

Rumman Chowdhury
CEO and Co-Founder, Humane Intelligence

Yi Zeng
Professor, Chinese Academy of Sciences

Timnit Gebru
Founder and Executive Director, Distributed AI Research Institute

Kate Crawford
Professor, USC Annenberg and Founder of Knowing Machines

Pushmeet Kohli
Vice President of Research, Google DeepMind

Ilya Sutskever
Co-Founder and Chief Scientist, OpenAI

Yejin Choi
Professor, University of Washington

Yann LeCun
Chief AI Scientist, Meta

Inioluwa Deborah Raji
Fellow, Mozilla Foundation

Max Tegmark
Co-Founder and President, Future of Life Institute

Yoshua Bengio
Scientific Director, Montreal Institute for Learning Algorithms

Emily M. Bender
Professor, University of Washington

Margaret Mitchell
Chief AI Ethics Scientist, Hugging Face

Paul Scharre
Executive Vice President, Center for a New American Security

Jan Leike
Superalignment Co-Lead, OpenAI

Paul Christiano
Founder, Alignment Research Center

Kalika Bali
Principal Researcher, Microsoft Research India]

Stuart Russell
Professor, University of California, Berkeley

Arvind Narayanan & Sayash Kapoor
Professor & Doctoral Candidate, Princeton University

Shakir Mohamed
Research Director, Google DeepMind & Founder, Deep Learning Indaba