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Jerome PesentiArtificial Intelligence at Facebook

AI at F8 2018: Open frameworks and responsible development

Posted about 2 months ago

On Day 2 of F8 — Facebook's annual developer's conference — we detailed the company's approach to advancing AI through our open development frameworks and collaborative relationship with the wider AI community. We also unveiled cutting-edge research in computer vision, natural language understanding, and reinforcement learning, and shared our commitment to the ethical development and deployment of AI. Read more...

Bill JiaWorks at Facebook

Announcing PyTorch 1.0 for both research and production

Posted about 2 months ago

We're announcing the next version of our open source AI framework, PyTorch 1.0, which integrates capabilities from Caffe2 and ONNX to provide a fast path from AI research to production. Read more...

Advancing state-of-the-art image recognition with deep learning on hashtags

Posted about 2 months ago

Facebook researchers used new techniques in weakly supervised training and leveraging large data sets to train its image recognition system, resulting in the best-ever accuracy score by a common benchmark. Read more...

Embodied Question Answering: A goal-driven approach to autonomous agents

Posted about 2 months ago

Facebook AI Research (FAIR) has developed a collection of virtual environments for training and testing autonomous agents, as well as novel AI agents that learn to intelligently explore those environments. To test this goal-driven approach, FAIR are collaborating Georgia Tech on a multistep AI task called Embodied Question Answering, or EmbodiedQA. Read more...

Joseph SpisakEngineering

ONNX expansion speeds AI development

Posted about 2 months ago

Facebook helped develop the Open Neural Network Exchange (ONNX) format to allow AI engineers to more easily move models between frameworks without having to do resource-intensive custom engineering. Today, we're sharing that ONNX is adding support for additional AI tools, including Apple Core ML converter technology, Baidu's PaddlePaddle platform, and Qualcomm SNPE. Read more...

The next step in Facebook's AI hardware infrastructure

Posted about 3 months ago

Big Basin v2 offers a 66 percent performance improvement over previous generation hardware. Read more...

Under the hood: Suicide prevention tools powered by AI

Posted about 4 months ago

Machine learning amplifies the impact of friends and family in recognizing indications of self-harm. Read more...

Ime ArchibongPartnerships at Facebook

F8 2018 registration now open

Posted about 4 months ago

Register today for F8, Facebook's annual developer conference, held May 1 & 2 in San Jose, CA. Read more...

Under the hood: Multilingual embeddings

Posted about 5 months ago

Multilingual embeddings help us scale to more languages, ship AI-powered products to new languages faster, and ultimately give people a better Facebook experience. Read more...

David MortensonEngineering

2017 Year in review: Building immersive experiences

Posted about 6 months ago

Looking back at the new technologies and advancements from Facebook engineering in 2017. Read more...

ONNX V1 released

Posted about 7 months ago

Facebook, AWS, and Microsoft have announced that the first version of ONNX is now production-ready. Read more...

SLAM: Bringing art to life through technology

Posted about 9 months ago

AR uses technology to virtually change how you see the world around you. Facebook is doing this now through a camera app on your phone. Read more...

Matt UyttendaeleResearch Scientist at Facebook

Optimizing 360 photos at scale

Posted about 10 months ago
blog post · Photos · @Scale · Artificial Intelligence · Research · Storage

Trained deep neural nets can automatically reorient tilted 360 photos, which could help bring more realistic immersive experiences directly to people's phones. Read more...

Lauren RuganiTechnology Communications at Facebook

@Scale 2017 agenda is live!

Posted about 10 months ago

This year's event features innovative and scalable approaches to data management, developer tools, site reliability, video, machine learning, and technology for emerging markets. Read more...

Transitioning entirely to neural machine translation

Posted about 11 months ago

More than 4.5 billion translations every day are now powered by neural networks, which provide better accuracy and fluency than previous models. Read more...

Using AI for new visual storytelling techniques in VR

Posted about 11 months ago

Facebook's style transfer technique was adapted to VR for the first time, demonstrating that AI can be used as a creative tool for filmmakers. Read more...

Yuandong TianResearch Scientist at Facebook

Introducing ELF: An extensive, lightweight and flexible platform for game research

Posted about 12 months ago

ELF allows researchers to test their algorithms in various game environments, speeding up training times by nearly 30 percent. Read more...

Lauren RuganiTechnology Communications at Facebook

Join us for @Scale 2017!

Posted about a year ago
blog post · Data · Mobile · Web · @Scale · Development Tools · Artificial Intelligence · Video

This year's event will feature tech talks on data, developer tools, site reliability, video, machine learning, and more. Read more...

Deal or no deal? Training AI bots to negotiate

Posted about a year ago

FAIR researchers have demonstrated that dialog agents with differing goals can negotiate with other bots or people and reach mutual decisions. Read more...

Lauren RuganiTechnology Communications at Facebook

Accelerating machine learning for computer vision

Posted about a year ago
blog post · Data · Artificial Intelligence · @Scale · Research

Facebook researchers speed up machine learning training on large-scale data sets with its open source hardware and software. Read more...

Under the hood: Photo Search

Posted about a year ago

Facebook’s Photo Search team applied machine learning techniques to better understand what’s in an image as well as improve the search and retrieval process. Read more...

ParlAI: A new software platform for dialog research

Posted about a year ago

ParlAI is a one-stop shop for dialog research, where researchers can submit new tasks and training algorithms to a single, shared repository. Read more...

A novel approach to neural machine translation

Posted about a year ago

FAIR's convolutional neural network approach for language translation achieves state-of-the-art accuracy at 9x the speed of recurrent neural systems. Read more...

Expanded fastText library now fits on smaller-memory devices

Posted about a year ago
blog post · Artificial Intelligence · Research · C++

fastText now has 294 languages and fits on smartphones and small computers like Raspberry Pi. Read more...

Lauren RuganiTechnology Communications at Facebook

Facebook's new tech at F8 2017

Posted about a year ago

Day two of F8 2017 was packed with announcements about Facebook's big technology bets across connectivity, video and virtual reality, and AI. Read more...

Enhancing high-resolution 360 streaming with view prediction

Posted about a year ago

We gave our system the ability to intuit the most interesting parts of a video, to help prioritize where to concentrate the pixels in a stream. Read more...

Faiss: A library for efficient similarity search

Posted about a year ago

Vector representation allows for fast, large-scale image searches where traditional key/value queries fall short. Read more...

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