AI to Surpass Human Perception in 5 to 10 Years, Zuckerberg Says

(Lightspring/Shutterstock.com) Machine learning-powered artificial intelligence will match and exceed human capabilities in the areas of computer vision and speech recognition within five to 10 years, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg predicted this week. Like most of the Web giants, Facebook (NASDAQ: FB) uses machine learning technology to leverage its massive data set and deliver better services to its customers. Algorithms work behind the scenes at Facebook to do things like recommend new connections to Facebook users, to present content that matches a user’s interest, and to block spam. But the company is starting to use machine learning is more advanced ways, such as for facial recognition on pictures posted to the site. After identifying a person in a photo, the new Moments app can even recommend to a user that she…


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