Siraj Raval is a popular tech influencer with more than 70,000 followers on Twitter, and about 700 thousand subscribers on YouTube, where he makes videos on artificial intelligence (AI), blockchain, and entrepreneurship.
Having written a book for O’Reilly about distributed applications, he recently attended and delivered a talk at TNW 2017, where he explained extensively on killer robots while dressed as Gerard Way. Raval has kept an impressive image of himself as an influencer with academic credibility.
Recently, the influencer published a paper on quantum qubits that are used by quantum computers. However, an engineer at vTime – Andrew Webb has made a shocking discovery when he found out and uploaded on social media – Twitter, of the fact that a big portion of the paper is plagiarized from a paper by Nathan Killoran, Seth Lloyd, and co-authors.
In his defense, Raval admitted to the accusation and apologize publicly on Twitter. He also claims that the offence was done due to a tight dateline. He then proceeded to remove the research paper and a Youtube video from his website.
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