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The speed at which AI has evolved over the last decade means it’s easy to overlook the significance of individual developments along the way. Things have changed so fast that what seemed like a milestone just a couple of years ago is already outdated. But to understand the progress, it’s important to note those milestones. …

Every day, we’re inundated with a constant stream of information — most of which we’ll forget. Sure, you can probably remember what you had for breakfast this morning, but what about last year? We often take for granted the ability to forget mundane, day-to-day details to make room for valuable moments that matter in our …

Training AI systems with curated and labeled data sets has produced specialized AI models that excel at tasks like object recognition. But relying solely on this approach also has real limitations, including one we consider particularly important to address: Such systems can struggle to recognize objects that are common in daily life for billions of …

What it is: Flashlight is a new open source machine learning (ML) library, written entirely in C++, that was built by FAIR to power groundbreaking research by enabling teams to rapidly and easily modify deep and ML frameworks to better fit their needs. Deep and ML frameworks are good at what they do — but …

Finding new ways to repurpose or combine existing drugs has proved to be a powerful tool to treat complex diseases. Drugs used to treat one type of cancer, for instance, have effectively strengthened treatments for other cancer cells. Complex malignant tumors often require a combination of drugs, or “drug cocktails,” to formulate a concerted attack …

AI plays an important role across Facebook’s apps — from enabling stunning AR effects, to helping keep bad content off our platforms, to directly improving the lives of people in our communities through our COVID-19 Community Help hub. As AI-powered services become ubiquitous in everyday life, it’s becoming even more important to understand how systems …

What the research is: Across the thousands of different languages spoken by humans, the way we use words to represent different colors is remarkably consistent. For example, many languages have two distinct words for red and orange, but no language has many distinct commonly used words for various tonalities of orange. (Of course, if you …

Facebook AI is excited to launch the third Habitat Challenge, an open research initiative that invites AI experts around the world to teach machines to navigate real-world environments. The Habitat Challenge 2021, implemented in collaboration with Georgia Tech, asks participants to train embodied agents to perform PointGoal navigation (“Go 5 meters north, 3 meters west”) …

The numbers Facebook released today in our latest Community Standards Enforcement Report are evidence of the many ways technology is delivering the kind of progress our world demands. In the final three months of 2020, we did better than ever before to proactively detect hate speech and bullying and harassment content — 97 percent of …

What it is: Facebook AI is releasing Multilingual LibriSpeech (MLS), a large-scale, open source data set designed to help advance research in automatic speech recognition (ASR). MLS is designed to help the speech research community’s work in languages beyond just English so people around the world can benefit from improvements in a wide range of …