Intelligent Machines: What does Facebook want with AI?

These days study into artificial intelligence research is no longer the preserve of universities - the big technology firms are also keen to get involved. Google, Facebook and others are busy opening AI labs and poaching some of the most talented university professors to head them up. Prof Yann LeCun is a hugely influential force in the field of Deep Learning and is now director of AI research at Facebook. He spoke to the BBC about what the social network is doing with the technology and why he thinks Elon Musk and Stephen Hawking are wrong in their predictions about AI destroying humanity and here are his thoughts. [b]What is artificial intelligence?[/b] It is the ability of a machine to do things that we deem intelligent behavi...

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