Facebook’s contributing to its AI college collaborations in London, Seattle and Pittsburgh

Facebook's adding to its AI college partnerships in London, Seattle and Pittsburgh

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Facebook is pressing forward with its AI research study efforts, and it’s aiming to universities to assist.

The social networking giant revealed Tuesday that AI scientists were going to join its workplaces in London, Seattle and Menlo Park, in addition to a recently opened laboratory inPittsburgh

“You have to get the talent where it is,” Yann LeCun, Facebook’s director of AI research study, stated in a teleconference recently with reporters. He kept in mind that scientists typically work together with the academics from other organizations which Facebook in turn supplies funds and hardware to deal with.

By dealing with scientists near their schools, like the University of Washington and Carnegie Mellon University for instance, Facebook brings in more skill by providing scientists to continue their operate in academic community also. “Not everyone wants to live wherever we have our main labs,” LeCun stated.

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Facebook has good reason for upping its efforts. Many of the company’s announcements around privacy and security, its new programs to sort photos and videos (as well as add computer effects to them), and its many other initiatives are increasingly powered by AI. Facebook isn’t alone either. Google, Apple and Amazon all are using AI to enhance their various products and apps.

Researchers will be focusing on robotics, photography and computer vision, among other things.

“AI is an increasingly crucial part of Facebook’s operation,” LeCun said, adding that for example Facebook is increasingly using robots to help manage its data centers. “Our role as a research lab is to anticipate the trends and changes in technology.”

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