Facebook is using ‘near-human’ AI to muscle in on Google’s home turf

Al Bello/Getty ImagesWatch out, Google — Facebook’s coming for you. Facebook is starting to analyse users’ posts and messages with sophisticated new artificial intelligence (AI) software — and that could have worrying implications for Google. On Wednesday, the social networking giant announced DeepText — “a deep learning-based text understanding engine that can understand with near-human accuracy the textual content of several thousands posts per second, spanning more than 20 languages.” DeepText is powered by an AI technique called deep learning. Basically, the more input you give it, the better and better it becomes at what it is trained to do — which in this case is parsing human text-based communication. The aim? Facebook wants its AI to be able to “understand” your posts and messages to help enrich experiences on the…


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