Meta’s top AI scientist predicts OpenAI’s video-generating AI failure.


  • Meta’s top AI scientist, Yann LeCun, believes that OpenAI’s video-generating AI model, Sora, is doomed to failure.
  • LeCun argues that the generative approach used by Sora, which focuses on pixels, is inefficient and unable to adequately model the physical world.

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OpenAI recently released Sora, a video-generating AI model that has garnered a lot of attention in the AI community. However, Yann LeCun, the chief AI scientist at Meta, believes that this model is destined to fail due to its approach.
LeCun criticizes OpenAI’s claims that Sora will enable the creation of general-purpose simulators of the physical world, stating that the method of generating pixels is wasteful and misguided. He argues that this generative approach relies on inferring too many irrelevant details, leading to inefficient and inaccurate predictions in a 3D space.
In response to OpenAI’s generative model, LeCun has been working on his own model at Meta called V-JEPA, which focuses on predictive architecture and aims to improve training and sample efficiency by discarding unpredictable information.
While OpenAI’s flashy image and text generation models may receive more attention, LeCun’s alternative approach highlights the divergence in strategies among prominent AI researchers, and the importance of considering efficiency and accuracy in modeling the physical world.