Facebook Tunes AI To Understand Text

With DeepText, Facebook aims to interpret what its users want, and maybe sell something along the way. 7 PaaS Startups To Watch (Click image for larger view and slideshow.) Facebook has developed an artificial intelligence (AI) system called DeepText to help it understand the torrents of text flowing through its applications. During the company’s recent Q1 2016 earnings call, CEO Mark Zuckerberg emphasized the importance of AI for Facebook. “Artificial intelligence is a long-term effort for us, but we’re already using it in lots of ways,” he said. “Right now, our Moments app is using face recognition to help you share pictures with your friends. We’re using AI to show the most relevant content in news feeds, filter spam and messaging, and even help blind people understand what’s in their…


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