Facebook Reality Labs (FRL) is using groundbreaking 3D capture technology and AI systems to create lifelike virtual avatars. The technology could one day make social connections in virtual reality as natural and common as those in the real world. Facebook has worked on virtual avatars for several years. At F8 2016, Facebook Chief Technology Officer [...]
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Facebook’s Artificial Intelligence (AI) Residency Program is a full-time, one-year research training opportunity designed to offer hands-on industry experience with…
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As a founding member of the Open Compute Project (OCP) community, Facebook embraces a collaborative approach to solving industry-wide problems. One of the more pressing problems facing the industry today is how to stay ahead of increasing power demands from artificial intelligence and networking. To address this concern, we are announcing a new initiative to [...]
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Facebook’s infrastructure now serves more than 2.7 billion people each month across our family of apps and services. Our engineers design and build advanced and efficient systems to scale our infrastructure, but as our workloads grow, the systems cannot be served by traditional general-purpose processors alone. Transistor scaling has slowed significantly, necessitating the development of [...]
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When we first shared details of our data center fabric, we were supporting 1.35 billion people on one app. Since then, we have openly shared our journey of building our own switches, writing FBOSS (our own network operating system) and continuing to scale out various aspects of the network. Most recently, we announced last year [...]
“AI will likely transform our society. We’ve already seen and experienced recent progress in the field, and we would like…
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On our new AI blog, we shed light on the Smart Camera that powers Portal, our video-calling device; share a new technique for safety-critical neural network applications; and discuss the future of deep learning hardware. Yann LeCun on the future of deep learning The future of AI and deep learning is closely tied to the [...]
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New countries and the latest findings from the Future of Business Survey From 44 to 97 countries Since February 2016,…
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WHAT THE RESEARCH IS: An alternative to copper conductor for submarine cables — and the first major development in cable technology since the early 1990s. Facebook researchers have partnered with Alcatel Submarine Networks to develop the first aluminum conductor for submarine cable systems. HOW IT WORKS: In the past 10 years, fiber-optic cable capacity has [...]
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