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Facebook AI team reorganization: LeCun no longer served as laboratory manager

via:博客园     time:2018/1/24 12:36:18     readed:482


Yann LeCun (right)

Beijing time January 24 morning news, since 2013, Yann LeCun has been Facebook's AI research work representative, but as of today, a new character will join the team.

In an interview with US financial media, Quartz, LeCun revealed that LeCun is the chief executive officer of Facebook as part of the reorganization as Facebook hopes to place the AI ​​team in a higher position within the company. Scientist, but his other duties will be replaced by his own colleagues at IBM and BenevolentTech Jerome Pesenti, who will lead the research team and lead the Applied Learning Group team. This team integrated the AI ​​into News Feed and other products.

LeCun said that Pesetidy will "be responsible for all AI work within Facebook," not just for experimental work.

According to CNBC, a U.S. financial newspaper, Facebook spokesman later said that Peacey will serve as the new vice-president responsible for AI, while LeCun will no longer serve as the head of the original AI lab at Facebook and will become chief scientist of AI.

Facebook move is helpless choice. LeCun pointed out that both the head of the AI ​​research team and the head of the Applied Machine Learning team had reported to the company's CTO. However, as the importance of AI becomes higher and higher, corporate CTOs feel increasingly uncomfortable. Right now, only one person from Peasey reports to the CTO about all AI-related work. At the same time LeCun will be more focused on the actual research, and no longer need to deal with the daily business work.

After Peasey took office, will also be in Facebook's two AI team to establish a more friendly relationship. As part of the Applied Machine Learning team members will join the Facebook General Infrastructure team, who will work side by side with lab researchers to program real-world projects in the lab. Moreover, this part of the people can also provide fresh ideas and ideas for the laboratory.

Pacey took office time can be said just right. Facebook just announced that they will shift their focus to the News Feed, and they also plan to rank credible news sources to counter fake news. All along, the outside world has been criticizing Facebook over-reliance on AI, trying to solve all the problems with AI. However, the new structure brought by this change of personnel may help the company make better use of AI or apply it to areas that have never been seen before.

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