Facebook’s artificial-intelligence (AI) expert slammed OpenAI’s ChatGPT saying, “it’s nothing revolutionary.”
- Meta’s Chief AI Scientist Yann LeCun, says ChatGPT is very similar to other AI programs and brings nothing new to the AI table.
- LeCun says the program is composed of multiple technologies created by many companies.
- “It’s nothing revolutionary, although that’s the way it’s perceived in the public,” he says. “It’s just that, you know, it’s well put together, it’s nicely done.”
Why it’s news
OpenAI’s ChatGPT has been taking social media by storm as the AI chatbot has been going viral for its capabilities.
The artificial chatbot has been gaining worldwide attention and some animosity too. Meta’s Chief AI Scientist Yann LeCun is not impressed with the program, saying it is similar to many other AI programs.
LeCun says the program is comprised of multiple technologies that have already been created—the only new thing about it is how it is being marketed.
“It’s not only just Google and Meta but there are half a dozen startups that basically have very similar technology to it,” says LeCun. “I don’t want to say it’s not rocket science, but it’s really shared, there’s no secret behind it, if you will.”
Although he criticized the program, he also said it has caused other companies to jump on board and bring AI to the forefront. He said the company has good engineering, and Meta could follow its path.
“Are we going to see this from Meta? Yeah, we’re going to see this,” he says. “And not just text generation, but also creation aids.”
All in on AI
Due to the popularity of ChatGPT, many companies are turning their attention to AI systems.
Microsoft is one company going all in on AI with plans to invest as much as $10 billion in OpenAI.
Microsoft is adding OpenAI’s services to many different departments across the company. It is currently using OpenAI’s Codex to add automation to its GitHub unit’s Copilot programming tool and planning to add it to its cloud service Azure soon.
Azure was previously only offered to a limited number of customers, but Microsoft recently announced the broad availability of the service. Azure customers will soon be able to use the ChatGPT language chatbot and the image-generating system Dall-E.