Facebook Artificial Intelligence Breakthroughs Detailed In New Paper

Facebook announced some new milestones it has achieved in its artificial intelligence research including the ability to train computers to identify objects in photos and understand natural language as well as predict and plan.The advancements came from the company’s AI Research (FAIR) team, which will present them in a research paper at AI conference NIPS. The paper discusses details of a system that “segments, or distinguishes between, objects in a photo.” The system, Facebook says, segments images 30% faster and uses 10 times less training data compared to industry benchmarks. Mike Schroepfer says in a Facebook Engineering post: Many people think of Facebook as just the big blue app, or even as the website, but in recent years we’ve been building a family of apps and services that provide a…


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