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:
[quote]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.[/quote]
- Is Facebook Afraid of Advertisers Leaving Its Platform?
- 10 Ways to Improve Engagement on Facebook
- Facebook Wants to Know More about You
You might also like
More from Facebook
Following the recent events in Washington DC, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has announced an indefinite ban on Donald Trump from …
Facebook was expecting a traffic spike on its apps over New Year's Eve, but this year broke all previous records …
Facebook is running newspaper ads newspapers criticizing Apple for its policy giving iOS users the choice of whether they want …
Facebook Collab is a new experimental music-making app available in the US, that lets you create music with friends.
Facebook is rolling out it s Brand Collabs Manager to public groups this week, giving them a new opportunity for …
Forty-eight attorneys general and the Federal Trade Commission say Facebook Needs To Sell Instagram And WhatsApp.
Facebook is rolling out several updates to US-based dealership Pages to make it easier for auto dealers to showcase and …