About the author: My name is Gleb Chuvpilo, and I’m the Managing Partner at Thundermark Capital, a Venture Capital firm that invests in AI and robotics startups. I have a Master’s degree from the MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab and an MBA in Finance and Strategic Management from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. You can read more about me here. Please drop me a line at gleb@thundermark.com if you’d like to talk about AI, robotics, innovation in general, or your startup idea in particular. 🤖

Introduction

Welcome to our annual AI Research Rankings, 2020 edition (here are the 2019 edition and the 2017/2018 pilot). For 2020, we analyzed publications at the two most prestigious AI research conferences: International Conference on Machine Learning (ICML 2020) and Neural Information Processing Systems (NeurIPS 2020). Using conference proceedings, we went into each of the 2,986 accepted papers (1,087 papers at ICML and 1,899 papers at NeurIPS) and compiled a list of authors and their affiliated organizations, and then calculated the Publication Index for each organization (see “Methodology” section below). The most intuitive way to think of the Publication Index is from the point of view of full paper equivalents: Google’s Publication Index of 220 can be interpreted as if Google published 220 full papers at the two leading AI conferences in 2020. …


UPDATE: We have published an update to this analysis for 2020 here. Enjoy!

Introduction

The Conference on Neural Information Processing Systems (NeurIPS) is one of the most prestigious AI research conferences (the other one is the International Conference on Machine Learning, or ICML). In 2020, the acceptance rate at NeurIPS was 20% — a total of 1,990 papers out of 9,467 submissions got in (source). Compared to 2019, the number of submissions increased by 40%, which is similar to the growth from 2018 to 2019. Using conference proceedings (NeurIPS 2020), we compiled a list of authors and their affiliated organizations and then calculated the Publication Index for each organization (see “Methodology” section below). …


UPDATE: We have published an update to this analysis for 2020 here. Enjoy!

Introduction

The International Conference on Machine Learning (ICML) is one of the most prestigious AI research conferences (the other one is the Neural Information Processing Systems, or NeurIPS). In 2020, the acceptance rate at ICML was 21.8% (vs. 2019’s 22.6%) — a total of 1,088 papers out of 4,990 submissions got in. Using conference proceedings (ICML 2020), we went into each of the accepted papers and compiled a list of authors and their affiliated organizations, and then calculated the Publication Index for each organization (see “Methodology” section below). The most intuitive way to think of the Publication Index is from the point of view of full paper equivalents: Google’s Publication Index of 92.2 can be interpreted as if Google published 92.2 …


UPDATE: We have published an update to this analysis for 2020 here. Enjoy!

Introduction

Welcome to the long-awaited refresh of our annual AI Research Rankings, 2019 edition (here is the first pilot of the rankings we published last year). This time we analyzed publications at the two most prestigious AI research conferences, Neural Information Processing Systems (NeurIPS, or NIPS) and International Conference on Machine Learning (ICML). Using conference proceedings (NeurIPS 2019 and ICML 2019), we went into each of the 2,200 accepted papers and compiled a list of authors and their affiliated organizations, and then calculated the Publication Index for each organization (see “Methodology” section below). The most intuitive way to think of the Publication Index is from the point of view of full paper equivalents: Google’s Publication Index of 167.3 can be interpreted as if Google published 167.3 …


UPDATE: We have published an update to this analysis for 2020 here. Enjoy!

Despite what the media might make you think, the West is far, far ahead in Artificial Intelligence research, and there is no imminent threat of China taking over. We know this from our deep dive into the most prestigious international AI research venue, the Conference on Neural Information Processing Systems (NIPS). The latest one, NIPS 2017, was held in Long Beach, California, attracting over 8,000 registered attendees, up 2,000 from the prior year. 679 papers out of 3,240 submitted were accepted for a 21% acceptance rate. …

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Serial Entrepreneur & Investor | AI @ MIT & MBA @ Wharton | Peter Thiel, Y Combinator, Palantir, Goldman Sachs

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