Ma lost a third of veteran AI researchers last year

M**a lost a third of veteran AI researchers last year but is trying to stay competitive

Heading Meta* Mark Zuckerberg has invested heavily in the development of artificial intelligence technologies. However, the tech giant has lagged far behind its peers following relatively recent mass layoffs and other game-changing events. Now the company has to make great efforts to stay “on trend”.

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AI systems around the world are evolving and meta* is trying to literally gain ground under its feet in the competition with industry leaders like OpenAI. The company has already lost at least a third of researchers with published peer-reviewed AI papers. In 2013, she hired AI godfather Yann LeCun to lead Meta.* about advanced AI systems, but not so long ago the US White House literally hit Meta* It was an insult not to include her on the “guest list” of his summit, which included “Companies at the forefront of AI innovation”.

Today meta* is trying to correct past mistakes that have prevented the company from properly using generative AI systems, although employees have urged management to actively pursue a new direction. According to media reports, AI researchers under LeCun have found it difficult to push projects around large language models to develop software like ChatGPT. However, at a staff meeting in June, Zuckerberg praised the team for its advances in AI systems. “This year we’ve seen some really incredible breakthroughs – qualitative breakthroughs – in the field of generative AI,” he said.

Last year meta* Many researchers report burnout and doubts about the future of an AI company. When OpenAI introduced ChatGPT last November, it accelerated the AI ​​development race, Meta* more employees have left.

An internal survey conducted at the company from April 26 to May 10 found that only 26% of responding employees said they had confidence in the leadership of their company.

In February, Zuckerberg dubbed 2023 “the year of efficiency,” prompting the company to lay off more than 11,000 employees in November and continue to complete various projects in the months that followed.

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