Yann LeCun is director of Artificial Intelligence Research at Facebook and Silver Professor of Data Science, Computer Science, Neural Science, and Electrical Engineering at New York University. He began his career at Bell Labs in 1988, where he developed theory around neural networks. His handwriting recognition tools are used for automated check processing across much of the financial industry. His further work in convolutional neural networks has revolutionized the fields of image analysis, speech recognition, and language translation. LeCun is now taking the next steps in AI, giving machines “common sense” so that they can use predictive models to train themselves. His presentation, “Predictive Learning: The Next Frontier in AI”, was held in the Hamming Innovation Hall on the Murray Hill Bell Labs Campus. He discusses how unsupervised learning will enable machines to gain common sense.
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