Facebook’s DeepText is smart enough to understand you

Facebook’s DeepText is almost as smart as you.The artificial intelligence (AI) engine “can understand with near-human accuracy the textual content of several thousands posts per second, spanning more than 20 languages,” Facebook announced in a blog post Wednesday.Facebook’s newest AI system will allow it to continue to personalize content for its billion plus users, as well as weed out spam and hate speech. The engine also marks another major milestone in deep-learning technology, as Facebook, Google, and Microsoft invest heavily in teaching machines to think.”Having good machine learning models is a force multiplier for a lot of the stuff they are doing,” Bradley Hayes, a postdoctoral associate at MIT and the creator of the satirical AI chatbot @DeepDrumpf, told The Christian Science Monitor last month. “[It’s about] scalability and performance.” For…


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