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Meta's LeCun: Most of Today's AI Approaches Will Never Lead to True Intelligence

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"We see a lot of claims as to what should we do to push forward towards human-level AI," LeCun says. "And there are ideas which I think are misdirected."

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Yann LeCun, chief AI scientist of Meta Properties, owner of Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp, is likely to tick off a lot of people in his field.

With the posting in June of a think piece on the Open Review server, LeCun offered a broad overview of an approach he thinks holds promise for achieving human-level intelligence in machines. 

Implied if not articulated in the paper is the contention that most of today's big projects in AI will never be able to reach that human-level goal.

In a discussion this month with ZDNet via Zoom, LeCun made clear that he views with great skepticism many of the most successful avenues of research in deep learning at the moment.

"I think they're necessary but not sufficient," the Turing Award winner told ZDNet of his peers' pursuits.

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