Facebook’s new goal for AI: Searching through photos and video

Facebook wants to use artificial intelligence to make it easier for people to find photos and videos on the social network. James Martin/CNET Facebook isn’t working on artificial intelligence just to let you text with robots. (Though it’s doing that, too.)It’s also using the technology to do something much simpler: help you quickly find the photos you’re searching for or the videos you want to see on the social network.The company showed off several new ways to use “machine learning,” a form of AI where computers can learn to work without first being programmed, to search through its massive trove of photos and videos.”We’re doing research on cracking the image open, and understanding it on an individual pixel level,” Joaquin Candela, head of Facebook’s Applied Machine Learning group, said Wednesday…


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