Facebook working on AI that can tell what’s in photos

At Web Summit conference in Dublin, Ireland, Facebook’s chief technology officer Mike Schroepfer, talked about the firm’s advances in the space. Earlier this year, the social media titan unveiled a technology called “Memory Networks” which allows a machine to perform sophisticated questioning and answering. He showed an example where a computer was fed the synopsis of the “Lord of the Rings” and was able to answer questions about the story. But after hints over the past few weeks about the next steps, Schroepfer confirmed that the company is trialing a technology that will allow a machine to identify the different aspects of a picture and then answer questions about it, a feature that could be potentially helpful for those who are visually impaired. “So much of the world is visual.…


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