Yann Lecun

Yann LeCun, who helped launch Facebook’s artficial intelligence research initiative, is stepping aside from overseeing the company’s day-to-day AI efforts but will remain at the company.
IBM veteran Jérôme Pesenti will replace LeCun and will also oversee Facebook’s effort to integrate AI into its products.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, who recruited LeCun, has argued that AI is a key technology for the company and the world.

Yann LeCun, one of the best-known names in artificial intelligence, is stepping aside from his role overseeing the day-to-day operations of Facebook’s AI research team.

LeCun will stay on with Facebook as its chief AI scientist, where he will be in charge of the general direction of the company’s artificial intelligence research. The social networking company will replace LeCun with Jérôme Pesenti, an IBM veteran and former CEO of AI startup BenevolentAI.

Pesenti will take control of Facebook AI Research (FAIR), which LeCun launched in 2013. He will also be in charge of the company’s Applied Machine Learning (AML) group. The AML team’s mandate is to help integrate AI into Facebook’s products and features, from photos and videos to the news feed.

“There was a need for someone to basically oversee all the AI at Facebook, across research, …read more

Source:: Businessinsider – Technology

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