Reportedly, Facebook is "quietly working on incorporating deep learning technology, which uses simulated networks of brain cells to process data" in order to "work out the emotions or events described in text even if they arent explicitly referenced, recognize objects in photos, and make sophisticated predictions about peoples likely future behavior."
The eight-strong group, known internally as the AI team, only recently started work, and details of its experiments are still secret. But Facebooks chief technology officer, Mike Schroepfer, will say that one obvious place to use deep learning is to improve the news feed, the personalized list of recent updates he calls Facebooks killer app. The company already uses conventional machine learning techniques to prune the 1,500 updates that average Facebook users could possibly see down to 30 to 60 that are judged to be most likely to be important to them. Schroepfer says Facebook needs to get better at picking the best updates due to the growing volume of data its users generate and changes in how people use the social network.
The data set is increasing in size, people are getting more friends, and with the advent of mobile, people are online more frequently, Schroepfer told MIT Technology Review. Its not that I look at my news feed once at the end of the day; I constantly pull out my phone while Im waiting for my friend, or Im at the coffee shop. We have five minutes to really delight you.
|"The on-demand world isn't about sharing at all. It's about being served. This is an economy of shut-ins."|
|Hot Chicks in Batman Shirts|
|Digital Currency BitCoin Now Trading at More than $33|
|Fastest Possible Drawings of Everything|
|Crowdpilot: Bring Friends, Strangers and Hired Help in Your Conversation|
|"Cells have the capacity to process and respond to instructions and codes inputted into their main system."|
|"There needs to be more aggressive enforcement action on tech companies like Google."|
|Making a Movie Inside a Video Game|
|How to Avoid Jury Duty|
|“If you don’t remember any of these countries from geography class, you’re not alone.”|
|“The greatest economic crisis of our age: the one still awaiting us.”|
|“Clicking on a Facebook advert may reveal things about yourself you don’t want anyone to know.”|
|Google Map Shows You the Most Photographed Areas of the World|
|“Instead of consuming fossil fuels, it would then feed surplus electricity into the grid.”|
|"They’ve managed to plant, tend, and harvest an acre and a half of barley using only autonomous vehicles."|