Facebook Can Understand “With Near-Human Accuracy” Our Trivial Status Updates

Today, Facebook announced the development of DeepText, “a deep learning-based text understanding engine” that its engineers say can understand almost as well as your mom (who you are friends with on Facebook) your feelings about the death of Harambe. In a lengthy post on its engineering blog, Facebook points out that it’s all about context when it comes to text, which is the primary source of user-generated information on Facebook. And if its A.I. can’t differentiate between your love for blackberry the fruit and your dedication to BlackBerry the phone, it can’t do much in the way of catering your Facebook experience so it’s most useful to you: “Understanding the various ways text is used on Facebook can help us improve people’s experiences with our products, whether we’re surfacing more…


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