Facebook Inc.’s M Is All About AI

Source: Facebook Artificial intelligence is becoming increasingly important to social networks. If Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) and Twitter (NYSE:TWTR) can understand more of what you’re talking about, they can provide better content and target ads better. The same is true for Google (NASDAQ:GOOG) (NASDAQ:GOOGL), which collects tons of data from its search, email, maps, YouTube, and Google+ users. It’s no surprise that all three companies have invested heavily in acquiring and developing new artificial intelligence. Specifically, all three are interested in developing deep-learning algorithms, which produce better results as humans feed them more data and correct their mistakes. With the pilot launch of M, Facebook’s new virtual assistant built inside Messenger, Facebook has created a product designed to train an AI algorithm. The humans working alongside M are called “M trainers,” indicating…


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