Facebook’s AI chief: ‘Facebook today could not exist without AI’

Facebook’s director of applied machine learning Joaquin Quinonero Candela onstage at F8 in San Francisco on April 13, 2016. Image: Facebook By Karissa Bell and Patrick Kulp2016-04-14 11:31:06 UTC Facebook just wrapped up its F8 developer conference, the company’s biggest event of the year. And, in between talk of bots for Messenger, 360-degree video and virtual reality selfie sticks, one topic that was never far from the discussion was also one that we haven’t heard Facebook discuss very openly in the past: artificial intelligence. Throughout the two-day event, artificial intelligence came up again and again and on Wednesday, Joaquin Quiñonero Candela, Facebook’s director of applied machine learning — the group tasked with AI research — took the stage to discuss how the company is tackling some of its biggest challenges. Mashable sat…

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