Facebook explains why it cares so much about artificial intelligence

Business Insider Mike Schroepfer on stage at F8 Why does Facebook care so much artificial intelligence? The company gets that question a lot, CTO Mike Schroepfer said on stage at Facebook’s F8 conference on Wednesday. The key is your News Feed. When you scroll through your feed, past photos, article links, or videos, you might not realize how much effort Facebook puts in to deciding what kind of content you want to see. Any time you log on, you only see maybe 15 or 20 stories of the thousand or more that Facebook could have offered you. It uses artificial intelligence to figure out the content of each post, which then influences what its algorithm will serve you (for example, figuring out that a photo someone shares is of a…


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