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Public Writings

Can deep learning systems learn to manipulate symbols? The answers might change our understanding of how intelligence works and what makes humans unique.

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As machine learning continues to develop, the intuition that thinking necessarily precedes learning — much less that humans alone can learn — should wane.

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AI And The Limits Of Language
(Written with Yann LeCun)

An artificial intelligence system trained on words and sentences alone will never approximate human understanding.

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Like every kind of intelligence, AI will develop appropriate representations of the world to accomplish what it needs for its various tasks.

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A timeline on the history of artificial intelligence. Written, with images provided by Philipp Schmitt, for the DeYoung Gallery's Uncanny Valley Exhibit.

Can deep learning systems learn to manipulate symbols? The answers might change our understanding of how intelligence works and what makes humans unique.

DALL·E 2023-04-05 21.59.05 - words made out of artificial and natural neurons.png

As machine learning continues to develop, the intuition that thinking necessarily precedes learning — much less that humans alone can learn — should wane.

DALL·E 2023-04-05 22.03.34 - slime mold.png

AI And The Limits Of Language
(Written with Yann LeCun)

An artificial intelligence system trained on words and sentences alone will never approximate human understanding.

DALL·E 2023-04-05 21.56.54 - the limits of language.png

Like every kind of intelligence, AI will develop appropriate representations of the world to accomplish what it needs for its various tasks.

DALL·E 2023-04-05 21.56.02 - making common sense out of auto parts.png
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