Yann LeCun, Director, AI Research, Facebook in conversation with Cade Metz, Senior Staff Writer, WIRED
On top of being Facebook’s Director of AI Research, LeCun is one of the founding fathers of convolutional networks, a resource that has become instrumental in training computers to recognize objects in images. Before joining Facebook in 2013, LeCun was the founding Director of New York University’s Center for Data Science from 2012 to 2014. After tackling postdoctoral study at the University of Toronto, he joined AT&T Bell Laboratories and was quickly promoted to head the company’s Image Processing Research Department in 1996. In between leading AI research projects in Facebook’s lab, LeCun also teaches part-time at NYU and the Courant Institute for Mathematical Science. He currently holds a post as Co-Director of the Neural Computation and Adaptive Perception Program of the Canadian Institute of Advanced Research (CIFAR), and co-leads the Moore-Sloan Data Science Environments for NYU.