Aug 5, 2021 • 56M

Yann LeCun on his Start in Research and Self-Supervised Learning

An interview with Professor LeCun about his early days in AI research during the 80s and recent developments in self-supervised learning for computer vision

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In episode 6 of The Gradient Podcast, we interview Deep Learning pioneer Yann LeCun.

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Yann LeCun is the VP & Chief AI Scientist at Facebook and Silver Professor at NYU and he was also the founding Director of Facebook AI Research and of the NYU Center for Data Science. He famously pioneered the use of Convolutional Neural Nets for image processing in the 80s and 90s, and is generally regarded as one of the people whose work was pivotal to the Deep Learning revolution in AI. In fact he is the recipient of the 2018 ACM Turing Award (with Geoffrey Hinton and Yoshua Bengio) for "conceptual and engineering breakthroughs that have made deep neural networks a critical component of computing".

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