Professor Rachel Thomas

ADM+S Affiliate recognised in 2023 Top 100 People in Artificial Intelligence

Author  Kathy Nickels
Date 20 October 2023

ARC Centre of Excellence for Automated Decision-Making & Society (ADM+S) Affiliate Prof Rachel Thomas has been named in the Business Insiders 2023 Top 100 People in Artificial Intelligence. The list recognises people who are not only pushing the boundaries of the field but also those who are seeking to ensure AI develops steadily and responsibly.

Rachel Thomas is a professor of practice in the Centre for Data Science at QUT and co-founder of, which created one of the world’s most popular deep learning courses. The non-profit organisation offers free online classes and support materials for learners from around the world in multiple languages.

Previously, she was founding director of the Center for Applied Data Ethics at University of San Francisco and has was an early engineer at Uber. 

Buisness Insider set out to identify the people behind the AI, those building it, utilizing it, and thinking carefully about its risks.

The publiction wrote “The people on our list will likely impact the future of this technology and how it may shape our lives.”