Lex Fridman interviews the one and only Yann LeCun in the latest episode of his podcast.
Yoshua Bengio, Geoffrey Hinton, and Yann LeCun may not be household names, but their work definitely is. In fact, you’ve interacted with the descendants their research today (or last few minutes).
From the facial recognition system that unlocked your phone to the AI language model that suggested what to write in your last email, the impact of their work is everywhere, earning them the titles of “Godfathers of AI.” Everytime I hear that term this is the image that pops into my mind.
Recently, the trio has received the Turing Award, which is a kind of Nobel Prize for Computer Science.
So, if they ever call you and ask for a favor, you better do it, unless you want to wake up to a decapitated MacBook laying in your bed.
Yoshua Bengio, Geoffrey Hinton, and Yann LeCun — sometimes called the ‘godfathers of AI’ — have been recognized with the $1 million annual prize for their work developing the AI subfield of deep learning. The techniques the trio developed in the 1990s and 2000s enabled huge breakthroughs in tasks like computer vision and speech recognition. Their work underpins the current proliferation of AI technologies, from self-driving cars to automated medical diagnoses.
The Institute for Advanced Study has just posted an interesting talk by Yann LeCun entitled “Deep Learning: Alchemy or Science?”
Epistemology concerns the study of the nature of knowledge, justification, and the rationality of belief, which makes this topic a natural for Philosophy Fridays on a site devoted to Data Science and AI.
The one and only Yann LeCun, Chief AI Scientist for Facebook AI Research (FAIR) and a Silver part-time Professor at New York University, talks about the future of AI.