What You Need to Know About Facebook’s AI

Behind the scenes, Facebook is quietly–but aggressively–going after a curious list of moonshot projects: delivering Internet to the developing world via drones; entertaining people with an alternate universe via virtual reality. And then there’s the artificial intelligence. If you’ve clicked on a “See Translation” button on Facebook, or have seen it suggest friends for you to tag, you’ve already interacted with Facebook’s AI. But there’s much, much more powerful stuff to come. Popular Science recently dove into the company’s relatively new Facebook Artificial Intelligence Research team, known as FAIR, which is working on nudging computers toward general intelligence. That means, in essence, making machines that comprehend and learn from the world around them. The goal is to make Facebook–and all its future technologies–more intuitive, and more, well, human. Building a killer team. The AI…


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