Chief AI scientist at Meta states that AI won’t permanently displace jobs
Prof. Yann LeCun from Meta, disagrees with his fellow pioneers on the issue of AI posing a threat to humanity.
Prof. Yann LeCun, the Chief AI Scientist at Meta and one of the people dubbed “godfathers of AI”, believes that AI technology will not take over the world or cause permanent job loss. In 2018, Prof. LeCun, Geoffrey Hinton, and Yoshua Bengio won the Turing Award for their breakthroughs in Artificial Intelligence, earning them the nickname “godfathers of AI.” He disagrees with his fellow pioneers on the issue of AI posing a threat to humanity.
Prof. LeCun believes those who worry about AI being a threat to humans cannot imagine how it can be made safe. He also believes that computers will eventually surpass human intelligence, but that this is still years away. If it is determined that creating this technology is not safe, it should not be pursued.
Regarding AI’s impact on jobs, Prof. LeCun states that AI has the potential to change many jobs but will not permanently displace many people. Instead, he believes it will create a new renaissance for humanity. He also commented on Europe’s AI Act, stating that AI start-ups believe it is too broad and restrictive and that each AI application should have its own rules.