Intelligent Machines: What does Facebook want with AI?

Intelligent Machines: What does Facebook want with AI? By Jane Wakefield Technology reporter 15 September 2015 From the section Technology Image copyright 33rdsquare These days study into artificial intelligence research is no longer the preserve of universities – the big technology firms are also keen to get involved.Google, Facebook and others are busy opening AI labs and poaching some of the most talented university professors to head them up.Prof Yann LeCun is a hugely influential force in the field of Deep Learning and is now director of AI research at Facebook.He spoke to the BBC about what the social network is doing with the technology and why he thinks Elon Musk and Stephen Hawking are wrong in their predictions about AI destroying humanity and here are his thoughts.What is artificial…


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