The Silicon Valley tech giant Facebook has stopped being just a social platform for some time now. The ambitious projects and ideas that Mark Zuckerberg and his colleagues at Facebook want to turn into reality have attracted applause and criticism alike. Everybody goes crazy over the whole world wide web when Zuck posts a new video on his leviathan social platform and the forums of the Internet can not face the amount of debates between both tech experts and simply tech enthusiasts. This time, the news comes in connection with the research that Facebook has started more than a year ago, regarding the development of artificial intelligence, and, from all we can guess, a research which is not only Facebook oriented. So, the latest info on the matter says that Facebook partners with Paris team in order to increase their potential on developing artificial intelligence.
Initially, officials talking on behalf of the giant social network have stated that the research arm at Facebook in connection to the development of artificial intelligence aims at making it easier for the users of the social platform to navigate through the millions of texts, photos, videos, and, more recently, since Facebook has released its efficient GIF support, through GIFs as well. However, this research arm that Zuck and the rest of the guys leading the Silicon Valley tech giant have been building looks like it needed a hand from a foreign research team who originates from the capital of France, Paris.
Facebook has already got two AI research teams, located in New York and Menlo Park. The recent acquisition of Facebook, the Paris team, will follow the strategy of the two teams in the United States. According to a statement recently released by Yann LeCun, who is in the position of head of the AI research arm of Facebook, the Paris team will concentrate on research in connection to speech recognition, image recognition, and natural language processing. In addition to that, the Facebook researchers in Paris will also have to figure out the best way to create the infrastructure, both logical and physical, that an artificial intelligence system requires in order to function in a proper way.
“It’s our hope that this research will ultimately help us make services like News Feed, photos and search even better and enable an entirely new set of ways to connect and share,”
was Yann LeCun`s comment on the matter.
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