Facebook unveils new milestones in Artificial Intelligence Research

While the Internet has been abuzz with various artificial intelligence (AI) research developments, Mike Schroepfer, Facebook’s Chief Technology Officer, recently provided an in-depth look at the company’s latest efforts on this front: The social network, which claims 1.5 billion users, has reached a number of noteworthy milestones in its long-term research. Among these milestones that the Facebook AI Research (FAIR) team is prepared to present are such things as object detection, which can segment images and distinguish between objects in a photo — up to 30 percent faster than before. This feature, assisted by the work on natural language understanding through FAIR’s Memory Networks system, will likely contribute to the ongoing campaign to produce technology that allows blind people to “see” images. Related: Facebook expands ‘ambitious’ AI research into Europe At Web Summit in Dublin, Ireland, Schroepfer…


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