Facebook open sources image-recognition AI with live video in mind

The AI research division at Facebook is open sourcing its image recognition software with the aim of advancing the tech so it can one day be applied to live video. Facebook’s DeepMask, SharpMask, and MultiPathNet software is now available to everyone on GitHub. Facebook previously laid out its image-recognition systems in a number of research papers, which are also being made available to the public along with its demos. At present, the company’s algorithms work in conjunction with its MultiPathNet convolutional neural networks — an AI that is fed huge amounts of data until it can autonomously recognize other data — allowing Facebook to understand an image based on each pixel it contains. In order to classify and label the objects in an image, Facebook couples its DeepMask segmentation framework with its…


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