How Facebook will use artificial intelligence to organise insane amounts of data into the perfect …

Using some quick and dirty maths, Facebook CTO Mike Schroepfer estimates that the amount of content that Facebook considers putting on your News Feed grows 40% to 50% year-over-year.   But because people aren’t gaining more time in the day, the company’s algorithms have to be much more selective about what they actually show you.  “We need systems that can help us understand the world and help us filter it better,” Schroepfer said at a press event prior to his appearance at the Dublin Web Summit Tuesday morning.  That’s why the company’s artificial intelligence team (called FAIR) has been hard at work training Facebook’s systems to make them understand the world more like humans, through language, images, planning, and prediction.  It already has trained its computer vision system to segment out individual objects from…


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