Amazing Facebook app answers verbal queries to describe images

Facebook has revealed its latest AI project, with a new app that can answer verbal questions about what appears in pictures. Speaking at an event in the US, Yann LeCun, director of Facebook’s artificial intelligence research group, showed off the new tool. Showing a number of photos, the app answered several questions about what was going on, what animals were involved, what were they doing, what colour were they etc. One example was a dog with a toy in its mouth, with the app correctly answering a question about what game a dog was playing. “Frisbee”. By using deep learning, which combines software programming with knowledge of how our brains fire up, LeCun – and many others – believe things are going to get a whole lot more accurate quite soon.…


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