Meta’s Yann LeCun says he expects AGI “clearly not in the next 5 years”

Meta’s head of AI research, Yann LeCun, says he expects Artificial General Intelligence (AGI) “clearly not in the next 5 years.” The industry’s focus on language alone is not enough, LeCun argued, in line with previous statements. LeCun has his own architectural approach to AI, which focuses on improving AI systems’ understanding of the world. Before human-like intelligence, there would first be dog-like or cat-like intelligence, LeCun said.

Text is a very poor source of information. Train a system on the equivalent of 20,000 years of reading material, and they still don’t understand that if A is the same as B, then B is the same as A.

Yann LeCun

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