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Yann LeCun

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Yann André LeCun is a French-American computer scientist working primarily in the fields of machine learning, computer vision, mobile robotics, and computational neuroscience.
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Genius Makers
The Mavericks Who Brought AI to Google, Facebook, and the World
Cade Metz - Mar 16, 2021
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THE UNTOLD TECH STORY OF OUR TIMEWhat does it mean to be smart? To be human? What do we really want from life and the intelligence we have, or might create?With deep and exclusive reporting, across hundreds of interviews, New York Times Silicon Valley journalist Cade Metz brings you into the rooms where these questions are being answered. Where an ...
Yann LeCun
Mar 18, 2021
"Genius Makers" "The mavericks who brought AI to Google, Facebook, and the World" A very nice book by NYT's Cade Metz on the recent history of AI and the meteoric rise of Deep Learning. Lots of previously untold stories.      source
Free Culture
How Big Media Uses Technology and the Law to Lock Down Culture and Control Creativity
Lawrence Lessig - Mar 29, 2004
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Lawrence Lessig, "the most important thinker on intellectual property in the Internet era" (The New Yorker), masterfully argues that never before in human history has the power to control creative progress been so concentrated in the hands of the powerful few, the so-called Big Media. Never before have the cultural powers- that-be been able to exer...
Yann LeCun
Mar 06, 2021
I agree with this 150%. The point was made clearly by Lawrence Lessig in his book "Free Culture".      source
Other Minds
The Octopus, the Sea, and the Deep Origins of Consciousness
Peter Godfrey-Smith - Oct 16, 2017
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Although mammals and birds are widely regarded as the smartest creatures on earth, it has lately become clear that a very distant branch of the tree of life has also sprouted higher intelligence: the cephalopods, consisting of the squid, the cuttlefish, and above all the octopus. In captivity, octopuses have been known to identify individual human ...
Yann LeCun
Mar 22, 2020
@MartinVetterli @EPFL_en @EPFL @epflSV @epflSB @ICepfl @epflENAC @epflcdm @EPFLcdh @agepoly @DariusRochebin The "Other Minds" book is great.      source
Are We Smart Enough to Know How Smart Animals Are?
Frans de Waal - Apr 03, 2017 (first published in 2016)
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What separates your mind from an animals? Maybe you think its your ability to design tools, your sense of self, or your grasp of past and futureall traits that have helped us define ourselves as the planets preeminent species. But in recent decades, these claims have eroded, or even been disproven outright, by a revolution in the study of animal co...
Yann LeCun
Dec 09, 2019
I'm reading that book. It's great! De Waal's point is that if you think that human-style language and symbol manipulation are special traits of human intelligence, you are a neo-creationist. Thanks @TonyZador      source