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Facebook’s 10 Year Plan: AI, Drones, and Virtual Reality

By   /  April 13, 2016  /  Data Daily | Data News, Data Education, Education Resources For Use & Management of Data, Smart Data News, Smart Data News, Articles, & Education  /  No Comments

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by Angela Guess Jennifer Booton recently wrote in MarketWatch, “Facebook Inc. plans to eventually make an augmented reality device so small it might one day resemble a pair of glasses. The company unveiled this Google Glass-like aspiration along with drones, solar-powered planes and bots as part of a 10-year road map for the company on […]

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Facebook Is Donating 25 GPUs to European Labs for AI Research

By   /  February 26, 2016  /  Data Daily | Data News, Data Education, Education Resources For Use & Management of Data, Smart Data News, Smart Data News, Articles, & Education  /  No Comments

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by Angela Guess Natalie Gagliordi recently reported in ZDnet, “Facebook is donating 25 state-of-the-art GPU servers to European research labs in an effort to spur advances in artificial intelligence and machine learning. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg made the announcement from Berlin (via live video, of course) on behalf of the social network’s AI Research division […]

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Facebook Leverages Machine Learning to Measure Population Density

By   /  February 23, 2016  /  Data Daily | Data News, Data Education, Education Resources For Use & Management of Data, Smart Data News, Smart Data News, Articles, & Education  /  No Comments

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by Angela Guess Daniel Terdiman reports in Fast Company, “Leveraging in-house data science, machine learning, and artificial intelligence expertise, Facebook has come up with what it says are the most accurate and scalable population density models ever assembled. The work, announced today in conjunction with Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain, was ostensibly inspired by […]

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Key AI Investment Stats: Facebook and Google Lead the Way

By   /  February 18, 2016  /  Data Daily | Data News, Data Education, Education Resources For Use & Management of Data, Smart Data News, Smart Data News, Articles, & Education  /  No Comments

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by Angela Guess Noah Kulwin recently wrote in Re/code, “Facebook and Google are two of Silicon Valley’s leaders in artificial intelligence. They have both invested heavily in AI, hiring loads of top researchers to develop projects like the Facebook Messenger “smart” assistant M, or Google’s in-the-works AI-powered chatbot. While Facebook and Google are duking it […]

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Big Data, Open Data, and Deep Learning

By   /  February 2, 2016  /  Data Daily | Data News, Data Education, Education Resources For Use & Management of Data, Smart Data News, Smart Data News, Articles, & Education  /  No Comments

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by Angela Guess Hannah Augur recently wrote in Dataconomy, “Deep Learning is one of the key parts of data science. As data becomes increasingly important and accessible, today’s biggest companies are rapidly investing in deep learning. In fact, it is considered to be so vital to future technologies that many are sharing their own results […]

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Big Data, Antitrust, and the European Union

By   /  January 20, 2016  /  Big Data News, Big Data News, Articles, & Education, Data Daily | Data News, Data Education, Education Resources For Use & Management of Data  /  No Comments

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by Angela Guess Peter Sayer reports in Computer World, “Europe’s top antitrust authority is on the lookout for companies using big data to stifle competition, although it hasn’t spotted any problems yet, according to Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager. It’s good news when companies use data to cut costs and offer better service, the European Commission’s […]

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Facebook and Nvidia’s Artificial Intelligence Hardware to be Open Source

By   /  December 28, 2015  /  Data Daily | Data News, Data Education, Education Resources For Use & Management of Data, Smart Data News, Smart Data News, Articles, & Education  /  No Comments

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In a recent post by Facebook’s engineering team, it has been announced that the company will provide the code for its Big Sur Artificial Intelligence collaboration with NVidia as open source. As quoted from the post, “We plan to open-source Big Sur and will submit the design materials to the Open Compute Project (OCP). Facebook […]

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Is This the Beginning of a Deep Learning Revolution?

By   /  December 22, 2015  /  Data Daily | Data News, Data Education, Education Resources For Use & Management of Data, Smart Data News, Smart Data News, Articles, & Education  /  No Comments

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by Angela Guess Steven Max Patersson recently wrote in Ars Technica, “A few days ago, Facebook open-sourced its artificial intelligence (AI) hardware computing design… Open-sourcing Facebook’s AI hardware means that deep learning has graduated from the Facebook Artificial Intelligence Research (FAIR) lab into Facebook’s mainstream production systems intended to run apps created by its product […]

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Facebook Introduces Big Sur, a Powerful New AI Server

By   /  December 14, 2015  /  Data Daily | Data News, Data Education, Education Resources For Use & Management of Data, Smart Data News, Smart Data News, Articles, & Education  /  No Comments

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by Angela Guess Stacey Higginbotham recently wrote in Fortune, “Facebook wants to speed up research into artificial intelligence for everyone by making the plans for a massively powered box available to any company that wants to hasten up its efforts to build better facial or voice recognition. The box is called Big Sur, and is […]

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Artificial Intelligence Had a Breakthrough Year in 2015

By   /  December 9, 2015  /  Data Daily | Data News, Data Education, Education Resources For Use & Management of Data, Smart Data News, Smart Data News, Articles, & Education  /  No Comments

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by Angela Guess Jack Clark recently wrote in Bloomberg, “After a half-decade of quiet breakthroughs in artificial intelligence, 2015 has been a landmark year. Computers are smarter and learning faster than ever. The pace of advancement in AI is ‘actually speeding up,’ said Jeff Dean, a senior fellow at Google. To celebrate their achievements and […]

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