We recently named the winners of our Mechanism Design for Social Good research awards. Inspired by an independent organization, the Mechanism Design for Social Good, this award targets the unique opportunities to design new mechanisms on top of mobile devices and social networks — mechanisms that lead to meaningful connections that otherwise would not have [...]
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We are pleased to announce the winners of the Facebook Mechanism Design for Social Good research awards. In this request…
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WHAT’S NEW: A new Python-based project called Python Test Runner (ptr), that allows developers to run Python unit test suites. The main difference between ptr and existing test runners is that ptr crawls a repository to find Python projects with unit tests defined in their setup files. It then runs each suite in parallel with [...]
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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 [...]