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Yann LeCun

Meta’s chief AI scientist Yann LeCun is referred to as one of the three most impactful AI pioneers, having won the Turing Award alongside Geoffrey Hinton and Yoshua Bengio.

When discussing the capability of artificial intelligence reaching human-level, he said development leaders in the space were “missing something big”, with the technology currently unable to understand how the world works like humans and animals can, according to New Statesman. LeCun went on to suggest the possibility of restraining AIs by writing an “objective function” that stops them from causing harm. However, when DeepMind was acquired by Google for £400m in 2014, LeCun said there was “no doubt that superhuman AI systems will eventually exist”.

Around the time of the release of LLaMA 2, Meta’s open source AI model, LeCun said about artificial intelligence: “The competitive landscape of AI is going to completely change in the coming months, in the coming weeks maybe, when there will be open source platforms that are actually as good as the ones that are not.”

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Aaron Hurst

Aaron Hurst is Information Age's senior reporter, providing news and features around the hottest trends across the tech industry.

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