Facebook has released to open-source developers a deep learning framework

Facebook Releases Another Deep Learning Tool George Leopold Facebook has released to open-source developers a deep learning framework that does double duty for computer vision and language tasks. Built on its PyTorch framework, Facebook is positioning Pythia as supporting “multitasking” for vision and language “multimodal AI models.” Among its capabilities are identifying visual data and automatically generating…

Facebook defends itself against op-ed calling for its breakup

Facebook defends itself against op-ed calling for its breakup ‘Success should not be penalized’ Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge By Andrew Liptak@AndrewLiptak On Thursday, Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes wrote an op-ed in The New York Times calling for the company to be broken up, saying that CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s “focus on growth led him to sacrifice…

FACEBOOK’S AI MAY BE HELPING TERRORISTS GET AWAY WITH MURDER

FACEBOOK’S AI MAY BE HELPING TERRORISTS GET AWAY WITH MURDER KRISTIN HOUSER Lose/Lose Situation In recent years, governments have repeatedly called upon Facebook and other social media platforms to do a better job of removing extremist content — specifically, anything promoting terrorism. Many have turned to artificial intelligence to help them answer that call, but now an investigation by The Atlantic has revealed that these…

Facebook Messenger will soon work with WhatsApp and Instagram

Facebook Messenger will soon work with WhatsApp and Instagram End-to-end encryption is also coming to the platform By Cal Jeffrey In brief: Facebook has been hard at work on the next iteration of Messenger. The private chat app will soon be receiving end-to-end encryption and compatibility with WhatsApp and Instagram. Back in January, we reported on a leak from Facebook insiders…