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Blog posts tagged 'Research'

Yael MaguireEngineering

Connectivity: A building block approach

Posted about a week ago
blog post · Infra · Connectivity · Research · Hardware

We're focused on developing next-generation technologies for specific use cases and working with partners to create flexible and extensible networks. Read more...

Faiss: A library for efficient similarity search

Posted about a month ago

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

Reviewing Aquila's first full-scale test flight

Posted about 4 months ago
blog post · Infra · Connectivity · Research

Facebook is designing and building second-generation aircraft based on its learnings. Read more...

Abhishek TiwariEngineering

Facebook demonstrates record-breaking data rate using millimeter-wave technology

Posted about 6 months ago
blog post · Connectivity · Research

We’ve demonstrated a record data rate of nearly 20 Gbps over 13 km with MMW technology, the equivalent of streaming almost 1,000 ultra-high-definition videos at the same time. Read more...

Mike SchroepferChief technology officer at Facebook

Accelerating innovation and powering new experiences with AI

Posted about 6 months ago
blog post · Research · Accessibility

Research and engineering in connectivity, virtual reality, and artificial intelligence will help us make progress toward opening the world to everyone. Read more...

Delivering real-time AI in the palm of your hand

Posted about 6 months ago
blog post · Mobile · Research · Android · iOS · Video · Compute · Performance · User Experience

Caffe2go is a new deep learning platform that can — for the first time — capture, analyze, and process pixels in real time, directly on a mobile device. Read more...

Building an efficient neural language model over a billion words

Posted about 6 months ago
blog post · Research · Academics

Facebook AI Research (FAIR) releases a library for recurrent neural networks as well as a novel softmax function approximation tailored for GPUs. Read more...

Michael BoothProduct Manager, Social VR at Facebook

Lessons from building social experiences in VR

Posted about 7 months ago
blog post · Research · User Experience

Social VR explores expressive and interactive ways to see your friends, go anywhere and do anything together, and share your experiences with others. Read more...

Johannes KopfEngineering

360 video stabilization: A new algorithm for smoother 360 video viewing

Posted about 8 months ago
blog post · Research · Video · Performance · Optimization

The technology, custom-built for 360 video, reduces bit rate for the same video quality and can stabilize video in less time than it takes to play back the video at normal speed. Read more...

Piotr DollarResearch Scientist at Facebook

Segmenting and refining images with SharpMask

Posted about 8 months ago
blog post · Research · Accessibility

New detection technologies will move us toward a more precise understanding of images. Read more...

Robotron: Top-down network management at scale

Posted about 8 months ago

The system's top-down approach translates human intentions into a set of distributed, heterogeneous configurations to manage Facebook's global network. Read more...

FAIR open-sources fastText

Posted about 8 months ago
blog post · Research

The new open source fastText library quickly builds state-of-the-art text classifiers that scale to billions of words. Read more...

Inside Facebook's hardware labs: Moving faster with more collaboration

Posted about 9 months ago
blog post · Infra · Hardware · Research

The state-of-the-art, 22,000-square-foot lab enables faster modeling, prototyping, and failure analysis in-house and better collaboration among teams. Read more...

Harnessing light for wireless communications

Posted about 9 months ago

This new optical detector could simplify the technology behind free-space laser communication, paving the way for low-cost connectivity in unconnected areas. Read more...

Building a better way to write posts in multiple languages

Posted about 10 months ago
blog post · Web · User Experience · Research

The multilingual composer lets people compose a single post in multiple languages, enabling diverse audiences to more easily connect and share. Read more...

A path to unsupervised learning through adversarial networks

Posted about 10 months ago
blog post · Research

Adversarial networks provide a strong algorithmic framework for building unsupervised learning models that incorporate properties such as common sense, getting us one step further in the quest to build smarter AI. Read more...

Introducing DeepText: Facebook's text understanding engine

Posted about 11 months ago
blog post · Infra · Data · Research · News Feed

DeepText can understand with near-human accuracy the textual content of several thousand posts per second, spanning more than 20 languages. Read more...

Jeffrey DunnSoftware Engineer at Facebook

Introducing FBLearner Flow: Facebook's AI backbone

Posted about 12 months ago
blog post · Infra · Data · Research · News Feed · Python

The FBLearner Flow platform puts state-of-the-art algorithms in AI and machine learning at the fingertips of every Facebook engineer. Read more...

Powering Facebook experiences with AI

Posted about a year ago
blog post · Research · Accessibility · User Experience

Research from Facebook's Applied Machine Learning team is the backbone behind much of the Facebook experience. Read more...

Introducing Facebook's new terrestrial connectivity systems — Terragraph and Project ARIES

Posted about a year ago
blog post · Infra · Networking and Traffic · Research

Connectivity Lab's two new terrestrial systems are focused on improving the speed, efficiency, and quality of internet connectivity around the world. Read more...

Engineering for nostalgia: Building a personalized "On This Day" experience

Posted about a year ago
blog post · Research · User Experience · News Feed · Photos · Platform

Facebook combines user experience research and machine-learning algorithms to show you the memories you most likely want to see and share. Read more...

Connectivity Lab custom-designs two-axis gimbal for air-to-air and air-to-ground laser communications

Posted about a year ago
blog post · Infra · Networking and Traffic · Research

We custom-designed a gimbal that is 2x lighter than the previous state of the art to be used onboard UAVs. The gimbal had to swivel, be lightweight, and be aerodynamically appropriate for the job. Read more...

Facebook AI Research launches partnership program

Posted about a year ago
blog post · Infra · Hardware · Research · Open Source

The Facebook AI Research Partner Program will donate 25 state-of-the-art GPU-based servers to EU research institutions to help advance the science of artificial intelligence. Read more...

Facebook to open-source AI hardware design

Posted about a year ago
blog post · Infra · Open Source · Open Compute · Research · Hardware · Performance

Recent advances in machine learning and AI have been enabled by more powerful computers — specifically ones powered by GPUs. Read more...

Mike SchroepferChief technology officer at Facebook

Teaching machines to see and understand: Advances in AI research

Posted about a year ago
blog post · Research

Facebook's AI research team has been conducting ambitious research in areas like image recognition and natural language understanding since FAIR's formation almost two years ago. Read more...

Erin GreenEngineering

Oculus scientist wins computer vision award

Posted about 2 years ago
blog post · Research

The team behind DynamicFusion, including Oculus scientist Richard A. Newcombe, won the Best Paper Award at CVPR. Their paper details their system for real-time 3-D renderings. Read more...

Ari EntinCommunications at Facebook

Facebook expands AI research team to Paris

Posted about 2 years ago
blog post · Research · User Experience · Analytics · Menlo Park · New York

The researchers will work with FAIR's teams in the U.S. on projects in image and speech recognition and natural language processing, among other areas of study. Read more...

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