Facebook wants to lead in its artificial intelligence platform even more, and it’s looking to university towns to assist.
The social networking colossus is opening two new offices in Seattle and Pittsburgh, The New York Times reported Friday and Facebook established, as part of an expanded effort to allure AI researchers and specialists. The two cities are close to The University of Washington and Carnegie Mellon University, both of which are specialized AI research programs.
The point Facebook desires to make a standard in its labs is that those who come from academia will be able to pursue their work at the school in addition to their struggles at Facebook.
“Professors gain a different type of experience in industry that can have a positive impact on their students and on their research,” Yann LeCun, Facebook’s director of AI research, said in a report. “Conversely, their connection with industry helps produce new scientific advances that may be difficult to achieve in an academic environment, and helps turn those advances into practical technology.”
Facebook has good reason for lifting up its efforts. Many of the company’s declarations around privacy and security, its new programs to classify photos and videos (as well as add computer out-turns to them), and its many other commencements are progressively powered by AI. Facebook isn’t alone. Google, Apple and Amazon all are making use of AI to power up their various products and apps.
Facebook’s new AI labs will add on to present ones in Silicon Valley, New York, Paris and Montreal.