The outspoken executive also said that Meta isn’t pursuing quantum computing because it isn’t currently useful.
Meta AI boss Yann LeCun sounded off on the industry-wide state of artificial intelligence (AI) and quantum computing during a recent event to celebrate the 10-year anniversary of the founding of Meta’s Fundamental Artificial Intelligence Research (FAIR) team.
During LeCun’s commentary, he commented on Nvidia’s current stranglehold on the AI hardware industry, the likelihood that human-level AI will emerge in the near future, and why Meta isn’t currently pursuing quantum computing alongside its competitors.
By “not any time soon”, I mean “clearly not in the next 5 years”, contrary to a number of folks in the AI industry.
Yes, I’m skeptical of quantum computing, particularly when it comes to its application to AI.https://t.co/5t63w1GNfL
— Yann LeCun (@ylecun) December 3, 2023
The artificial intelligence war
LeCun’s views on the imminence of so-called human-level AI are well-documented.
By comparison, Elon Musk recently made the bold prediction that a “digital god” would arrive within the next three to five years.
In the middle, perhaps, lies Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang. He recently stated that AI would be able to complete tests in a manner “fairly competitive” with humans in the next five years.