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Facebook Opening New Artificial Intelligence Research Center in Paris


Facebook Opening New Artificial Intelligence Research Center in Paris.

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The new group will work intently with existing Facebook AI Research (FAIR) groups in Menlo Park and New York on images acknowledgment, live translating tools, speech recognition and more.

Facebook CEO and Founder Mark Zuckerberg post in his page,

"I’m excited for the opening of Facebook’s first international research center for artificial intelligence in Paris.

One of our long term initiatives is to build a new generation of internet services that are more intuitive and can more easily connect you with the things you care about by understanding the meaning of voice, text, images, videos and other information.

Our new Paris team will help lead our research in machine learning. We'll continue sharing all our insights openly with the AI community through publications, open source and collaboration with other researchers. We’ll also be investing in top scientific institutions and have a collaborative agreement in place with INRIA. This opens up new joint study opportunities for talented research professionals, PhD students, and postdoctoral researchers.

France already has one of the strongest AI research communities in the world, so we think this is the ideal home for our new team. I’m excited for us to be taking another step toward the future of computing and connecting the world."

Facebook said in blog,

"Every day, the world generates more and more information — text, pictures, videos and more. To be useful, Facebook’s apps and services need to help you sort through all this information so you can better understand the world around you and more effectively communicate with the people who are important to you. For a little more than a year we’ve been building a program — Facebook AI Research (FAIR) — with this goal in mind.

Today we announced that we’re expanding those efforts with a new AI research team in Paris. Like the existing FAIR teams in Menlo Park and New York, the Paris team will work on ambitious long-term research projects in image recognition, natural language processing, speech recognition, and the kinds of physical and logical infrastructure required to run these AI systems. It’s our hope that this research will ultimately help us make services like News Feed, photos and search even better and enable an entirely new set of ways to connect and share.

We chose Paris for this expansion because France is home to some of the best researchers in the world. We think the FAIR Paris team will bring valuable expertise and new perspectives to our work, and we plan to work openly with and invest in the AI research community in France, the EU, and beyond as we strive to make meaningful progress in these fields. We have a collaborative agreement in place with INRIA, a leading research institute in Paris which opens up new joint study opportunities for talented research professionals, PhD students, and postdoctoral researchers. We believe this open model ultimately spurs more innovation, encourages collaboration and mutual review, and helps us all move faster.

Our work in AI research is still relatively early. But we’ve built a terrific team and have already made some encouraging progress, and we’re excited to see where this work takes us and what it will allow us to build for the people we serve."


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