A new Facebook prototype AI can watch and describe what’s happening in videos

Reuters/Dado Ruvic Facebook has been ramping up its use of artificial intelligence (AI) in the past few years: improving newsfeeds, unveiling their own personal digital assistant, and using automatic tagging on photos. Now Facebook is working on programs than can “watch” videos and classify and tag them. Rob Fergus, head of the computer vision team at the Facebook Artificial Intelligence Research (FAIR), told Popular Science they are creating what’s basically image recognition for video. Popular Science reported that lot of video being posted on Facebook now is lost in the shuffle because they lack the descriptive text that accompanies images, called metadata. The new AI they are developing would be able to “watch” a video and describe what’s happening in it. They’re testing early versions of it now and published…


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