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Meta's Chief AI Scientist Once Again Slams AI Regulation, Compares It With Brutal Romanian Dictator's Ban On Typewriters

One of the three “Godfathers of AI” and Meta Platforms Inc.’s (NASDAQ:META) chief AI scientist, Yann LeCun, has long voiced his disagreements regarding stringent AI regulations. He now appears to have compared it with the Romanian government’s stance on typewriters in 1983 when Nicolae Ceausescu’s regime was in power.  

What Happened: On Monday, LeCun took to X (formerly Twitter) and shared a newsletter by Pessimists Archive titled “Remember Typewriter Licenses?” 

The newsletter spoke about the year 1983, when “Ceausescu’s government enforced a law requiring typewriter owners (to) obtain a license from the police to own or even retain these ‘dangerous’ devices.”

The apparent reason behind this decision was to “curb clandestine leaflets critical of the Communist government.”

LeCun’s post on X suggested he compared this incident with the current focus on regulating AI developments. He said, “Obscurantism ...

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