Facebook's Chief Ai Scientist & Deep Learning Godfather NYU Professor Yann LeCun
Yann André LeCunis a French computer scientist working primarily in the fields of machine learning, computer vision, mobile robotics, and computational neuroscience. He is the Silver Professor of the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences at New York University, and Vice President, Chief AI Scientist at Facebook.
He is well known for his work on optical character recognition and computer vision using convolutional neural networks (CNN), and is a founding father of convolutional nets. He is also one of the main creators of the DjVu image compression technology (together with Léon Bottou and Patrick Haffner). He co-developed the Lush programming language with Léon Bottou.
He is co-recipient of the 2018 ACM A.M. Turing Award for his work in deep learning.
LeCun - together with Geoffrey Hinton and Yoshua Bengio - are referred to by some as the "Godfathers of AI" and "Godfathers of Deep Learning"