Facebook Updates Progress on Artificial Intelligence

Facebook offered an update on its advances in artificial intelligence, touching on object detection, natural language understanding, predictive learning and planning. Chief technology officer Mike Schroepfer detailed the social network’s advances in posts in its Newsroom and its engineering blog. Object detection Schroepfer said the Facebook AI Research team will present a new paper at AI conference NIPS 2015 next month detailing its state-of-the-art object-detection system, which segments images 30 percent quicker than previous industry benchmarks, using 10 times less training data. He also shared the image below, writing: How many zebras do you see in the photo? Hard to tell, right? Imagine how hard this is for a machine, which doesn’t even see the stripes—it sees only pixels. Our researchers have been working to train systems to recognize patterns in the pixels so they…

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