Facebook Taps NYU's LeCun To Lead AI Lab
Facebook’s AI group will be divided among the company’s Menlo Park, Calif. headquarters, London office, and its new facility in New York City just block away from the NYU campus. Facebook and NYU’s Center for Data Science have entered a partnership to carry out research in data science, machine learning, and AI, according to a post by LeCun today.
The move follows steps by other Internet giants like Google and Yahoo to harness deep learning to enhance their services. Futurist and AI expert Ray Kurzweil, for instance, joined Google earlier this year after Larry Page convinced him to explore concepts in his book “How To Create A Mind.”