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Facebook joins new Urban Computing Foundation

By Michael Cheng As part of Facebook’s long-standing commitment to open standards and the open source community, we have shared data sets and models to help global organizations. We are using our expertise — including a predictive model for mapping electrical grids , disaster maps , and more accurate population …

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Written by Facebook Code - - Aggregated on Tuesday May 7, 2019


F8 2019 Day 2 keynote and session videos

At F8 2019 day 2, topics included a new method for computer vision, new techniques for self-supervised learning, and a new framework for inclusive AR/VR. Watch the video of the keynote address and summaries of several of the technical sessions. This post will update as session videos are available Keynote address …

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Written by Facebook Code - - Aggregated on Wednesday May 1, 2019


Open source at F8 2019

At F8, Facebook’s annual conference, we open-sourced tools and frameworks that simplify machine learning experimentation and optimization, speed up test execution times, and help solve memory-related performance issues. See the full list below, and click through to get started with our latest releases. Ax Ax is …

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Written by Facebook Code - - Aggregated on Wednesday May 1, 2019


F8 2019 Day 1 keynote and session videos

Today, we kicked off F8 2019. Thousands of attendees gathered in San Jose to learn about our latest plans, research, tools, and open source releases. Topics included ensuring Messenger and WhatsApp are the fast, secure, private centers of your social experience; making Communities as central as friends in Facebook; …

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Written by Facebook Code - - Aggregated on Wednesday May 1, 2019


Facebook tech news roundup

This month on our AI blog , we shared some big news about our chief AI scientist, detailed a new approach for multitask Bayesian optimization, and caught up with the researchers in our AI Residency Program. And on Tech@facebook , our new blog for tech enthusiasts, we unpacked how technology is transforming the way …

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Written by Facebook Code - - Aggregated on Wednesday April 10, 2019


Open-sourcing Habana back end for Glow

WHAT’S NEW: The first experimental back end for our Glow compiler and runtime project, designed to target Habana’s existing hardware accelerator. This back end is the first to customize for various vendors’ accelerators. Learn more about how hardware makers are working with our compiler and future plans for …

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Written by Facebook Code - - Aggregated on Thursday April 4, 2019


AI blog roundup

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 …

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Written by Facebook Code - - Aggregated on Tuesday March 12, 2019