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Follows of the Month - October 2020:

Fei Fei Li
Fei Fei Li

Areas of Expertise: Artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning, deep learning, computer vision and cognitive neuroscience.

Bio: Fei Fei Li is a Professor of Computer Science at Stanford University, a Co-Director of the Stanford Institute for Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence, and a Co-Director of the Stanford Vision and Learning Lab. Li served as Vice President at Google and Chief Scientist of AI/ML at Google Cloud.

Why You Should Follow:

Dr. Li has published more than 200 scientific articles in top-tier journals and conferences. She is the founder of ImageNet and the ImageNet Challenge, a critical large-scale dataset and benchmarking effort that has contributed to the latest developments in deep learning and AI. Li is also a leading voice for advocating diversity in STEM and AI. She is co-founder and chairperson of the national non-profit AI4ALL aimed at increasing inclusion and diversity in AI education.

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Cory Doctorow
Cory Doctorow

Areas of Expertise: Copyright, monopoly, privacy.

Bio: Cory Doctorow is a blogger, journalist, and science fiction author. He writes at Pluralistic: Daily links from Cory DoctorowBoing Boing, and other outlets. 

Why You Should Follow:

Cory Doctorow is a clear and concise writer. He makes nerdy, science-y posts engaging and understandable. He walks the talk. As a proponent of liberalising copyright laws, he publishes his books under a Creative Commons license. And as a privacy proponent, he includes no ads, tracking, or data-collection on his blog or newsletter.

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