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Facebook says its new AI can understand text with ‘near-human accuracy’

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Facebook is using its latest AI project to get a lot smarter at understanding text. In fact, the social network says DeepText, its new “text understanding engine,” is so good, it can interpret “several thousands posts a second” with “near-human accuracy.”

Introduced Wednesday, DeepText offers an intriguing look into how Facebook is using artificial intelligence to make its platform better at parsing the billions of lines of text that pass through it each day. 

This may sound a bit dystopian but the goal of DeepText is to more precisely understand the content and context of text on Facebook, in order to improve its overall user experience. And Facebook is already experimenting with this technology in a couple different ways.  Read more…

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