Facebook shows off a feature it says is a big breakthrough in artificial intelligence

When Facebook’s chief technology officer Mike Schroepfer took the stage at the Web Summit technology conference in Lisbon on Tuesday showing off a way to put filters over videos, you’d be forgiven for thinking it’s a minor product update. But Schroepfer’s demonstration was actually a way to show the social media giant’s breakthrough in technology. The “style transfer” feature allows you to stylize videos to look like Van Gogh paintings. Traditionally this would be difficult, requiring both that the video to be sent to data centers for processing and a fast internet connection. It would also have a slight lag. But Facebook has managed to pack AI into its app, which allows people to add filters to their videos in real-time, meaning that computing tasks that once required large data…


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