Facebook wants it to be clear: its pushing the forefront of artificial intelligence research. But with that statement comes a reassurance: these machines are not evil, and they're going to make life better.
In blog post today, Facebook Artificial Intelligence Research (FAIR), the division within the company dedicated to AI, detailed some of its most important achievements of 2015. Some were older and had been previously reported on, like their neural network that can recount plot points in The Lord Of The Rings, and some are new, like a working unsupervised learning model.
The company has made substantial investment in artificial intelligence in the last few years, growing a small department of 45 researchers and engineers based in New York City.