June 3, 2014
(ANTIMEDIA) For years, Facebook has been heavily invested in researching artificial intelligence technology—and it was recently announced that they will be expanding their research into Paris, France with a new artificial intelligence laboratory. This new location is the third artificial intelligence lab built by Facebook. The other two are located in New York and Silicon Valley.
According to Facebook CTO Mike Schroepfer, the main focus of the artificial intelligence labs will be using computers, robots, and algorithms to manage the site. Schroepfer pointed out that the staff at Facebook could not possibly keep up with the content that billions of users add to the site.
“It’s our hope that this research will ultimately help us make services like News Feed, photos, and search even better and enable an entirely new set of ways to connect and share,” Facebook AI Director Yann LeCun said.
“We plan to work openly with and invest in the AI research community in France, the EU, and beyond,” he added.
However, many people are becoming concerned that companies like Facebook and Google are monopolizing artificial intelligence and pushing the technology in the wrong direction.
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