Yann LeCun – The Power and Limits of AI: Present and Future

Yann LeCun is Director of Facebook AI Research and Silver Professor at NYU, affiliated with the Courant Institute and the Center for Data Science. He received a PhD in Computer Science from Université P&M Curie (Paris). After a postdoc at the University of Toronto, he joined AT&T Bell Labs, and became head of Image Processing Research at AT&T Labs in 1996. He joined NYU in 2003 and Facebook in 2013. His current interests include AI, machine learning, computer vision, mobile robotics, and computational neuroscience. He is a member of the National Academy of Engineering. Yann was a speaker at the 2018 Abu Dhabi Ideas Weekend, where he delivered a talk on the power and limits of AI.

Dr. Noah Raford is responsible for overseeing the Dubai Future Foundation research, studies and reports and managing all intellectual leadership projects that shape the Foundation’s future direction. He also provides policy consultancy to government institutions in Dubai and the UAE in general.
Dr. Raford also oversees many of the Foundation’s initiatives and projects, such as the Museum of the Future’s periodic participation in the World Government Summit, the Museum of the Future initiative, the Dubai Future Academy and the Mohammed bin Rashid Center for Accelerated Research.
In addition to that, Raford undertakes representing the Dubai Future Foundation in global events and platforms aimed at finding the best solutions to the 21st Century challenges and transforming them into opportunities that help improve the service of human societies and build a better future for future generations. Dr. Raford was a speaker at the 2018 Abu Dhabi Ideas Weekend, where he moderated Moonshot 3: “Artificial Intelligence: Our super-intelligent friend?”.

In March 2018, the Abu Dhabi Ideas Weekend welcomed some of the brightest and most interesting minds from the UAE and around the world to discuss four of the most important moonshot challenges facing our planet. The event was inspired by the world-famous Aspen Ideas Festival that has been taking place in Colorado since 2005, as a place for scientists, artists, politicians, business leaders, historians and educators to discuss some of the most fascinating ideas of our time. The 2018 Abu Dhabi Ideas Weekend topics included: “Polarisation: Bridging the gaps”, “Cancer: An end in sight?”, “Artificial Intelligence: Our super-intelligent friend?” and “The Modern Silk Road: A new era of globalisation”.