Facebook will start scanning 10000 posts a second to make comments less terrible

Getty Images/Justin SullivanFacebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg delivers the opening keynote address at the f8 Developer Conference April 21, 2010 in San Francisco, California. While Facebook has lot of noise around using artificial intelligence to better sort photos and videos, text is still an huge part of the Facebook experience.  Today, we got a look behind the scenes on how AI is helping Facebook sift all that text and improve the Facebook experience with “Deep Text” — a system developed by Facebook’s AI labs that scans 10,000 posts every second in 20 languages. People post more than 1 billion items — statuses, links, photos, whatever — to Facebook every day, says a company spokesperson. Deep Text is “deep learning-based text understanding engine,” as Facebook puts it. Its ability to understand text like a…


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