Facebook is reportedly making a big lap to the future by launching a new research laboratory intended to “bring about major changes in artificial intelligence.”
Yann LeCun, a New York University professor of computer and neural sciences, posted the news on Facebook.
LeCun’s post also includes news of a partnership between Facebook and NYU’s Center for Data Science intended to carry out research in data science, machine learning and artificial intelligence. He added that Mark Zuckerberg would announce the new laboratory on Monday at a conference in the Lake Tahoe area.
Mashable reports that Facebook first formed the AI team, which currently has eight members, in September:
The goal here is to use new approaches in AI to help make sense of all the content that people share so we can generate new insights about the world to answer people’s questions,” he said. “Over time, I think it’s going to be possible to build services that are much more natural to interact with and can help solve many more problems than any existing technology today.