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Facebook Shuts Down AI System After Bots Create Language Humans Can’t Understand

HIGHLIGHTS Chatbots started speaking in their own language defying codes provided Initially the AI agents used English to converse with each other This comes after Elon Musk said that AI was the biggest risk Days after Tesla CEO Elon Musk said Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg’s understanding of artificial intelligence (AI) was limited, the social media company has reportedly shut down one ... Read More »

Facebook Aquila Internet-Beaming Drone Lands Successfully in Second Test

HIGHLIGHTS Facebook completed a second test of its Aquila drone Facebook plans to develop a fleet of drones powered by sunlight The second test saw only “a few minor, easily-repairable dings” Facebook said on Thursday it had completed a second test of its Aquila drone designed to some day beam internet access to remote parts of the planet, and unlike in the ... Read More »

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg returns to Harvard as commencement speaker

A file photo of Mark Zuckerberg. Photo: Bloomberg Massachusetts: One of Harvard University’s most famous dropouts, Facebook Inc. founder Mark Zuckerberg, returns on Thursday to the Ivy League school to address its graduating class. The 33-year-old tech titan, who dropped out of the college to found the pioneering social network company, has been on a nostalgia trip during the week ... Read More »

Facebook Live adds PC game and desktop live streaming

Facebook is taking a swing at Twitch while also one-upping its mobile live streaming video competitors. Today, all users can go Live directly from Facebook’s desktop website via their webcam, stream through professional equipment and software hooked up to a desktop and broadcast gameplay from their computer. Previously, Facebook had only allowed Pages to stream from their desktop, not users, ... Read More »

4 ways to block political posts on Facebook

If you thought that deluge of political rants, memes, and arguments in your Facebook feed would end with the 2016 Presidential Election, think again. If anything, the thrum of political debate has only grown louder since the final votes were tallied. Whether you participate in these posts, just seeing them is proven to be wearing and stressful , and can ... Read More »

Zuckerberg says fake news on Facebook didn’t tilt the elections

Zuckerberg says fake news on Facebook didn’t tilt the elections Facebook’s news feed is facing criticism for allegedly influencing some users in favor of Donald Trump Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg speaks at a Samsung event in Barcelona on Feb. 21, 2016. Credit: Facebook 1COMMENT John Ribeiro IDG News Service Nov 11, 2016 7:18 AM Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg responded to ... Read More »

Facebook vows again to fight fake news post election

At the end of an ugly presidential campaign the likes of which the U.S. has never seen, Facebook has acknowledged it has a lot more work to do in combating fake news on its platform. The social network is a daily stop for tens of millions of voters and played an important role in shaping and reinforcing people’s opinions. But sometimes, ... Read More »

Facebook further automates trending topics, ditches human-written descriptions

Facebook is a little closer to completely automating its trending topics feature. On Friday,the company announced that it would no longer have employees write short descriptions for each trending topic it displays. Instead, the trending topics box will simply show how many people are discussing a topic. When you mouse over a topic, it’ll show a description that pulls from a news story ... Read More »

Facebook clarifies live video policy, will allow graphic video streams in some cases

Facebook will allow its users to livestream violent or graphic video under certain circumstances, the company announced in a statement released Friday. In the statement, the social media giant stated that, “if a person witnessed a shooting, and used Facebook Live to raise awareness or find the shooter, we would allow it.” On the other hand, the company will not ... Read More »

Facebook Messenger now has eleven,000 bots on its platform

The importance of bots: Fb Messenger Vp Friday, 1 Jul 2016 | 2:25 AM ET|03:22 Facebook has over 11,000 bots and 21,000 builders building them on its Messenger platform, the social networking large‘s head of Messenger told CNBC on Friday, after freeing a slew of new features for thecarrier. In advance this year, Facebook launched the Messenger Platform – equipment ... Read More »