Facebook is trusting its artificial intelligence chips will someday power a virtual assistant more brilliant than Apple’s Siri or Amazon’s Alexa, as per the Financial Times.
The organization declared a partnership with Intel a month ago, entering a stiff race to build up an increasingly specialized and powerful artificial intelligence chip. Tech giants and semiconductor producers alike have taken up the project, and Facebook has obviously given itself a tall task.
“If there’s any stone unturned, we’re going to work on it,” Yann LeCun, Facebook’s chief AI scientist, told the Financial Times.
A niche AI chip could help in Facebook’s content moderation fight, all the more precisely finding and removing abusive content over Facebook’s platforms. It could likewise help Facebook’s burgeoning hardware division, which propelled the first Facebook-branded home gadget, Portal, the previous fall.
Facebook in 2015 propelled a content based digital assistant, named M, inside its Messenger application. The tool was mostly controlled by AI and in part crafted by contracted employees. Facebook ultimately killed the tool, however it could be looking toward a revamp of sorts.
“In terms of new uses, one thing Facebook would be interested in is offering smart digital assistants — something that has a level of common sense,” LeCun told the Financial Times. “They have background knowledge and you can have a discussion with them on any topic.”