Facebookâ€™s latest deep learning tech can quickly interpret text and video
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Facebook chief technology officer Mike Schroepfer today showed off the newest capabilities of the companyâ€™s artificial intelligence systems. Not only can they mine images, but they can also recognize actions like sports in video, and they can answer questions about text, too.
â€śYou can really get these systems to understand deep, minute differences,â€ť Schroepfer said today at Facebookâ€™s developer-oriented F8 conference in San Francisco.
LikeÂ Twitter, Baidu,Â Google, and other companies, Facebook has beenÂ adding on artificial-intelligence talentÂ andÂ developing systemsÂ for a type of AI called deep learning. The latest innovations from Facebook fall clearly in that category.
Regarding video, Schroepfer demonstrated how Facebook can now identify hundreds of sports as they happen, even if theyâ€™re similar. So it can determine if a video is showing figure skating or roller skating, or whether itâ€™s sledge hockey or roller hockey.
The video work follows advancements from a startup calledÂ Clarifai, which earlier this year expanded deep learning systems beyond image recognition. Now the startupâ€™s technology can pick up on objects that appear in videos.
All the more reason to be afraid that Facebook knows so much about so many people.
Facebook is a pretty neat data gathering tool. Add Google search history, smartphone tracking and voila, renders most people pretty transparent. Gotta be pretty paranoid to stay off the grid (like Gene Hackman in Enemy of the State).
Basically, everything is being tracked, so don't do anything you don't want the world to know about.
How can we adjust to a world with 100% transparency? What do you reckon the percentage of transparency actually is right now? How many of our daily activities are NOT being tracked in someway or another? I'm going to ask Quora... back soon:Â https://www.quora.com/How-many-of-our-daily-activities-are-NOT-being-tracked-today-How-will-this-change-in-10-years-timeÂ
How can we adjust? By making sure we're always aware that privacy does not exist.
What's the percentage of actual transparency right now? Maybe 20% because companies don't share.Â
What's not being tracked? Just when we're in our own homes not on our phone or Internet.Â