Facebook decided to hire prominent NYU professor Yann LeCun as the new director of their AI lab. Yann LeCun will still be a part time professor at NYU at newly established Data Science Institute. Another NYU professor Rob Fergus will also join the Facebook AI team. Mark Zuckerberg officially announced that they hired Yann LeCun at NIPS 2013 Deep Learning Workshop.
[1 ] Yann LeCun’s facebook post about his decision, https://www.facebook.com/yann.lecun/posts/10151728212367143
 Yann LeCun’s anouncement about his decision at NIPS 2013, http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=Eoljz6sK7mo
 Facebook hires NYU deep learning expert to run its new AI lab, GigaOM, http://gigaom.com/2013/12/09/facebook-hires-nyu-deep-learning-expert-to-run-its-new-ai-lab/