Facebook to use artificial intelligence to map out people’s homes and give them the internet

Facebook is going to use its highly-developed artificial intelligence capabilities to make precise maps of people’s homes and give them the internet, it has said. The plan is part of the company’s efforts to bring internet across the world, and help get people online and onto its network. Its newest innovation involves getting hold of satellite imagery and running it through computers that are able to think like humans. Those AI computers can identify areas that look like they hold human populations, and Facebook can then use its technologies to send internet connections to the right places. The social network is already involved in a solar-powered drone project which aims to beam internet signals down to remote parts of the world. This new mapping system could be used in conjunction…


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