Facebook is Researching AI for Apps

Facebook is already conducting research in computer vision, language understanding, machine learning, connectivity, and virtual reality, as well as on other frontiers. “Facebook’s long-term road map is focused on building foundational technologies in three areas: connectivity, artificial intelligence and virtual reality,” wrote Mike Schroepfer, CTO of Facebook, in a release. “We believe that major research and engineering breakthroughs in each of these areas will help us make more progress toward opening the world to everyone over the next decade.”

Recently, the company announced a new deep learning platform, Caffe2Go. The platform is designed to bring real-time AI to a user’s fingertips. The company is also using artificial intelligence to provide stabilization in 360-degree videos. It is also working on speech recognition to improve avatars and UI tools, and to help users interact with their VR environment with hands-free voice commands. Finally, it can use computer vision software in its Oculus Connect 3, which will help the VR headset become untethered, according to the company.

Facebook is also turning to other research platforms and infrastructures to help them advance AI. These include AutoML, an automated machine learning platform; and Lumos, a computer vision platform. The company also uses memory networks to give computers the ability to remember multiple facts, which can be used for question and answering dialogues.

Source: “How Facebook aims to advance AI” by Christina Cardoza, SD Times.


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