Facebook Wants Everyone to Have Faster AI

Facebook wants to speed up research into artificial intelligence for everyone by making the plans for a massively powered box available to any company that wants to hasten up its efforts to build better facial or voice recognition. The box is called Big Sur, and is twice as fast as Facebook’s existing gear and will allow it to create neural networks that are twice as large. In the case of AI, bigger neural networks are faster. The net result of this speed boost means that the social network could take its uncanny facial recognition abilities to your videos in addition to your photos. And because it’s contributing these designs to the Open Compute Foundation, much like it has done for its server designs and networking gear, other companies can take…


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