Facebook Open-Sources AI Code

The company released three sets of code—DeepMask, SharpMask, MultiPathNet—with related research and demos. Facebook is sharing its computer vision artificial intelligence technology with everyone. While the human eye can identify objects down to the pixel, machine vision is still learning to recognize content. So in hopes of further advancing AI, the social network has released three sets of code—DeepMask (detection), SharpMask (refinement), and MultiPathNet (identification)—on Github, along with related research and demos. “We’ve witnessed massive advances in image classification,” Facebook research scientist Piotr Dollar wrote in a blog post. “But this is just the beginning of understanding the most relevant visual content of any image or video.” Like differentiating, for instance, between a zebra, giraffe, and human at the zoo. “As we continue improving these core technologies we’ll continue publishing…


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