Facebook’s CEO Sees Superhuman AI Within 10 Years

Within the next five to 10 years, artificial intelligence could advance to the point where computers can see, hear and understand language better than people, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said yesterday during the company’s earnings call for the first quarter of 2016. Facebook already has research groups dedicated to advancing the company’s capabilities in artificial intelligence, machine learning, computer vision and natural language processing and speech. Earlier this month, for example, it introduced an iOS feature called “automatic alternative text” that uses object recognition technology to provide spoken descriptions of Facebook photos to people who are visually impaired.And this month, the company also unveiled new bot and chatbot technology as part of its Messenger Platform, now in beta. The bots enable businesses using the platform to provide automated information and…


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