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Introducing DeepText: Facebook's text understanding engine

Posted about 2 years ago
blog post · Infra · Data · Artificial Intelligence · 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 2 years ago
blog post · Infra · Data · Artificial Intelligence · 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 2 years ago

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 2 years ago

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 2 years ago

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 2 years ago

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 2 years ago

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 2 years ago

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 2 years ago

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

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 3 years ago

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...

Erin GreenEngineering

F8: Big technology bets and open source announcements

Posted about 3 years ago

The second day of F8 — Facebook's annual developer conference — was dedicated to the future of communications technology. Read more...

Soumith ChintalaArtificial Intelligence Research Engineer at Facebook

FAIR open sources deep-learning modules for Torch

Posted about 3 years ago

The modules are significantly faster than the default ones in Torch and have accelerated research projects by allowing users to train larger neural nets in less time. Read more...

Ralf HerbrichEngineering manager at Facebook

Research at Facebook: "Nothing Is Riskier than not Taking Risks"

Posted about 6 years ago
blog post · Culture · Research

Ralf Herbrich came to Facebook last October from Microsoft Research Cambridge in the UK, where he spent 11 years researching and developing products like the TrueSkill ranking and matchmaking system used in Xbox Live and Halo 3. Read more...

Harry LiEngineering

Announcing the 2012-2013 Facebook Fellows

Posted about 6 years ago
blog post · Data · Web · Mobile · Culture · Compute · Research · Recruiting

We began the Facebook Fellowship Program in 2010 to foster ties to the academic community and support the research of promising computer science Ph.D. students. Since then, our Fellows have shown remarkable progress in their study of computer security, compiler technology, distributed systems, machine learning, and more. Because of our past winners' great successes, we decided to more than double the number of Fellowships for the 2012-2013 program. Read more...

Meet a Facebook Fellow: Marek Olszewski

Posted about 6 years ago
blog post · Culture · Infra · Research · HipHop · Academics

The Facebook Fellowship program supports Ph.D. students doing groundbreaking computer science research for one academic year. Over the past two months, the 2011-2012 Facebook Fellows have been gearing up for the end of their year with visits to Facebook HQ to present their research and meet the team. Here's a look into one Facebook Fellow's experience in Palo Alto. Read more...

Meet a Facebook Fellow: Adrienne Porter Felt

Posted about 6 years ago
blog post · Culture · Research · Security · Women in Tech · Academics

The Facebook Fellowship program supports Ph.D. students doing groundbreaking computer science research for one academic year. Over the past two months, the 2011-2012 Facebook Fellows have been gearing up for the end of their year with visits to Facebook HQ to present their research and meet the team. Here's a look into one Facebook Fellow's experience in Palo Alto. Read more...

Arturo BejarEngineering

Compassion Research Day

Posted about 6 years ago
blog post · Data · Culture · Compute · Research · Academics

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Cory OndrejkaAlleged Interim CTO at Facebook

HTML5 Games 0.1: Speedy Sprites

Posted about 7 years ago

Speed, it seems to me, provides the one genuinely modern pleasure. Read more...

Cameron MarlowData Scientist at Facebook

A New Year of Facebook Fellowships

Posted about 7 years ago
blog post · Data · Culture · Research · Recruiting

Last year we introduced the Facebook Fellowship program to help support the inventive research in the academic world. We were thrilled with the response to the program during its first year, both in terms of the number of applications and the range of applicable research areas. We have thoroughly enjoyed getting to know our inaugural class of Facebook Fellows, and it is clear that we have a lot to learn from the academy. Read more...

Tao SteinEngineering

Facebook becomes a USENIX Patron

Posted about 8 years ago
blog post · Infra · Data · Web · Mobile · Compute · Open Source · Research · Graph · Languages · PHP · HipHop · Platformmore

From its beginnings, Facebook has had to solve novel systems challenges to help us scale and grow. The idea of the social graph, and its implementation as a web and mobile platform have repeatedly pushed our computer systems into uncharted territory. The workloads are non-traditional, graph-oriented and write-heavy, and the system has grown rapidly to a base of 350M users around the world. We have survived and thrived due to healthy innovation and creativity, but we haven't done it alone. We have benefited from innovation in both the open source and computer systems communities. The USENIX Association is an essential hub in the systems community and today we are pleased to announce that we are becoming a Patron of the USENIX Association. Read more...

Eric SunEngineering Manager at Facebook

A New Look at the Path to Popularity

Posted about 8 years ago
blog post · Data · Research · Analytics

[N.B.: The note below profiles some research that was conducted last year at Facebook based on the old News Feed. The resulting paper was recently presented at the International AAAI Conference on Weblogs and Social Media (ICWSM) conference in May 2009, where it received the Best Paper award. The full paper can be found at http://cameronmarlow.com/papers/gesundheit-modeling]. Read more...

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