AI Influencer Awards 2020
Jul 14 - Virtual Event

AI Influencer Awards

MIT knows great ideas can change the world. Everyday, we are dedicated to finding solutions to the world’s most challenging problems through science and technology. At MIT AI 2020, we will honor innovative and passionate individuals who exemplify MIT’s mission to serve the nation and the world through AI based technology. We want to hear and share the stories of AI game-changers who are committed to creating meaningful change in today’s world.

Last date to apply June 30th, 2020

TThis year, we’ll honor influencers in four categories:

  • Lifetime Achievement - Individual who already achieved several lifetimes’ worth of breakthroughs, founding or funding new innovations and launching new industries.
  • Better World - Individual who demonstrates a real commitment to building a diverse and inclusive tech community and making a Better World.
  • Trailblazer - This award recognizes individuals for their inspirational breakthroughs, and founding new fields of study.
  • Rising Star - It’s never too early to invent groundbreaking technology, start a company, or bring innovations to market. This award recognizes someone under 35 who is already building solutions to create a new world.

Previous winners include: Mark P. Gorenberg (MIT SB ‘76) and Zia Chishti in the Lifetime Achievement category, Aileen Lee (MIT SB ’92) in the Better World category, Dina Katabi (MIT SM ’98, PhD ’03) in the Trailblazer category, and Guy Satat (MIT SM '15, PhD ‘19) in the Rising Star category.

AI Influencer Criteria:

  • Nominations are open to all MIT AI 2020 attendees (MIT Alum status is not required).
  • You may nominate your candidate for multiple categories as long as they meet the criteria for that category.
  • If you cite specific works or projects ensure you highlight the problem being solved and the positive influence this will bring.
  • Industry revolutionizing or revitalizing examples are highly encouraged. They can be ongoing or successful past projects that have significant measurable impact.

If you or someone you know is dedicated to improving the world through technology, please tell us more about your / their work in the form by clicking Apply Now.

Nominate them or yourself for consideration.

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Date and Time
Tuesday, July 14, 2020 - Saturday, July 18, 2020
08:00 AM - 06:00 PM PT
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AI Past Winners

Recognizing outstanding achievement and innovation in the field.

Dina Katabi

Andrew and Erna Viterbi Professor

Aileen Lee

Cowboy Ventures

Guy Satat

Andrew and Erna Viterbi Professor

Mark Gorenberg

Zetta Venture Partners
Managing Director

Zia Chishti


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