In the past decade, Facebook has been in the forefront of technological advances. Moreover, the platform has an ongoing commitment to the scientific community, to help research, test and experiment using Facebook’s tech, know-how and machines.
The latest hardware to become widely available – read open sourced – is the Big Sur. As we all know, Facebook is using AI techniques and implementations on its social network – photo stories, games and the new 360 VR videos are only a small sample. So it was only a matter of time to design a machine with off-the-shelf components that could be used to run such experiments.
Cue Big Sur. Facebook‘s machine is the one used in all its AI endeavours and the social network is planning on submitting the design materials to the Open Compute Project (OCP). Researchers from all over the world will be able to replicate and build their own AI machine, based on Facebook’s versatile one, and, hopefully, help the social network improve its AI offering.
As the announcement reads:
This open collaboration helps foster innovation for future designs, putting us all one step closer to building complex AI systems that bring this kind of innovation to our users and, ultimately, help us build a more open and connected world.
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