Facebook’s M assistant combines human and artificial intelligence to do ‘anything you want’

It was in 2013, as Facebook’s global users burst through the billion mark, that Mike Schroepfer embarked on a mission to transform the company into something more than just a social network. As Facebook’s chief technology officer, Schroepfer set his sights on three ambitious goals: Developing drones to deliver global internet access, connecting the world through virtual reality and creating an AI assistant so powerful it can outperform a human. Each one was recognised as a long-term goal, each with the potential to fail spectacularly, but two years on, Schroepfer and his team are beginning to shed light on the early stages of these projects. One of them is already being tested by users. Through Facebook AI Research (FAIR), Schroepfer hired some of the brightest minds in artificial intelligence in…


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