By Matt Hazenbush, Director of Communications
In recognition of the landmark year it’s been for artificial intelligence, last month Time Magazine published a special Time100 list of the most influential people in AI.
In the words of executive editor Naina Bajekal, who led the effort: “We wanted to highlight the industry leaders at the forefront of the AI boom, individuals outside these companies who are grappling with profound ethical questions around the uses of AI, and the innovators around the world who are trying to use AI to address social challenges.”
And, to no one’s surprise, the list featured several researchers with ties to CRA, including a board member.
That board member is Jaime Teevan, Chief Scientist at Microsoft. For the last year, she has been leading the integration of Microsoft-backed OpenAI’s GPT-4 into Microsoft’s core products, including Word, Excel, and Outlook. Teevan also leads the company’s New Future of Work initiative, dedicated to creating solutions for the future of work that are meaningful, productive, and equitable.
“We’re in the middle of a huge shift, driven by computing research, that will transform how we communicate, learn, and work,” Teevan said. “My research focuses on how AI can empower people to be more creative, thoughtful, and productive, but this is just one aspect of the broader impact and potential of AI for people and society. I’m deeply honored to share a spot on Time’s list with so many inspiring leaders, and take my role in this pivotal moment very seriously.”
Teevan has been a highly involved leader at CRA for a number of years, including serving as the appointed member of the Executive Committee and co-chairing the 2022 CRA Conference at Snowbird.
“Jaime is a tremendous partner and asset to CRA. Everything she gets involved with is better and more impactful because it has her fingerprints on it,” said Tracy Camp, Executive Director and CEO of CRA. “On behalf of the computing research community, we are extremely grateful for all her efforts.”
To see other members of CRA’s extended circle honored by inclusion on Time’s list, check out the complete list of the 100 Most Influential People in AI on the Time website.