Facebook Fights Info Overload With AIs That Identify What’s In Videos And Sentences

Thursday, April 2nd, 2015

#Facebook wants to avoid the #Youtube problem with data management


Facebook has made some breakthroughs in artificial intelligence. Today at its F8 conference, CTO Mike Schroepfer described new systems for identifying the content and context of videos and sentences.

The second day of F8 included the open-sourcing of native mobile app development tool React Native, a preview of a giant new unmanned aerial vehicle for delivering Internet to remote areas called Aquila, and Oculus’ Michael Abrash described how advancements in haptics will be necessary for the future of VR while showing off optical illusions.

Yesterday, we saw the unveiling of the new Messenger Platform for content creation apps and chat with businesses, confirming my scoop from last week.

Who Wants To See This?

The video AI prototype can not only identify 487 different types of sports, but recognize tiny differences between activities like ice skating vs hockey. In the video below, you can see that Facebook shows confidence…

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