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Machine learning most mentioned trend among top 10 AI influencers on Twitter ranked by GlobalData during Q3 2020

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Machine learning, bigdata and data science emerged as the most mentioned trends among the artificial intelligence (AI) influencer discussions on Twitter during the third quarter (Q3) of 2020, according to GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company.

The discussions around machine learning were related to how organizations have reacted to COVID-19 outbreak through digital transformation integrated with machine learning. To maximize enterprise value, companies have started integrating AI strategies with data science.

Among companies, Alphabet Inc. emerged as the most mentioned company among AI influencer discussions on Twitter during Q3 2020.

Smitarani Tripathy, Influencer Analyst at GlobalData, comments: “The discussions related to Alphabet Inc. were largely driven by how the AI system developed by Google Health researchers outperformed general pathologists in validating Gleason grading of prostate cancer biopsies. In July, Google AI claimed to have 72% accuracy in categorizing prostate cells compared to the 58% accuracy of pathologists.”

Amazon emerged as another most mentioned company, led by surge in discussions related to the launch of its AI-powered fitness band Halo in August. It was followed by Microsoft, which won the Pentagon’s US$10bn worth Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure (JEDI) project in September. The objective of the AI integrated project is to speed up war planning and fighting capabilities.

GlobalData’s AI Influencer Platform, which tracks more than 200 leading industry experts and their discussions pertaining to the emerging trends, pain areas, new fields of innovation and other popular areas on Twitter, revealed Kirk Borne, principal data scientist at Booz Allen Hamilton, as the top influencer during Q3 2020. Borne largely shares updates on data science, machine learning, data mining, astronomy and astrophysics. He is also an elected fellow of the American Astronomical Society.

Spiros Margaris emerged as the next top influencer among the AI experts with an influencer score of 94. Margaris is a venture capitalist and founder of Margaris Ventures. He is followed by Ronald van Loon, CEO and Principal Analyst at Intelligent World, with an influencer score of 93.