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Meta’s AI Chief Yann LeCun on AGI, Open-Source, and AI Risk

February 14, 2024
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Contributed by: Reid Stephan
Summary
Meta's Chief AI Scientist Yann LeCun discusses challenges to achieve Artificial General Intelligence (AGI), Meta's open-source philosophy, and dismisses existential risk claims. LeCun asserts that increasing data and computing power won't lead to AGI as current AI systems lack understanding of the physical world and can't plan beyond their training. He also argues that full intelligence isn't necessary for AI, instead championing incremental advancement towards 'cat-level' intelligence. LeCun supports AI development in an open-source environment, emphasizing AI's future role mediating our digital interaction and information sources. On AI security risks, LeCun counters that well-designed AIs can overpower ill-intentioned AIs. He also calls the idea of AI dominance 'fallacy' and 'preposterous'.
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