Here’s Facebook’s vision for the future of AI

GettyFacebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s 2016 New Years resolution is to create a virtual assistant for his home. Facebook is investing heavily in what many in the tech industry believe to be the next frontier of innovation, artificial intelligence. And it’s already using AI to dissect what’s in photos and videos. The largest social network on earth has a division of AI experts it calls FAIR. There’s also a separate team called Applied Machine Learning, which focuses on “giving people communication superpowers through AI.” There are a few key areas Facebook is using AI in right now: Filtering the News Feed: There are potentially thousands of stories that could be shown to you in the News Feed at a given moment, and the company uses AI to learn from what you like and show you stories that…


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