MARK Zuckerberg’s top artificial intelligence expert has admitted he’s trying to teach computers to predict the future.Yann LeCun, leader of Facebook’s AI research division, said this terrifying-sounding capability is “a big part of our effort in making progress” in the development of super-smart computers.
He previously worked on the development of technology which could be useful to anyone developing surveillance systems.
LeCun contributed to academic papers exploring the creation of software which would serve as a “key component” in an automated surveillance network.
“We are very interested in the idea that a learning system should be able to predict the future,” he told MIT Technology Review.
“You show it a few frames of video and it tries to predict what’s going to happen next.
“If we can train a system to do this we think we’ll have developed techniques at the root of an unsupervised learning system. That is where, in my opinion, a lot of interesting things are likely to happen.”