Facebook has today launched an artificial intelligence research center in Paris in a move to get deep into machine learning and into the future of computing and get close to its dream of connecting the world.
Facebook co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced in a post, “I’m excited for the opening of Facebook’s first international research center for artificial intelligence in Paris.”
Zuckerberg said the firm’s long term goal is to build a new generation of internet services that are more intuitive and can more easily connect people with the things they care about by understanding the meaning of voice, text, images, videos and other information.
“Our new Paris team will help lead our research in machine learning. We’ll continue sharing all our insights openly with the AI community through publications, open source and collaboration with other researchers,” Zuckerberg said.
Facebook will be investing in top scientific institutions and has already signed a collaborative agreement in place with INRIA. This collaboration will open up joint sudy opportunities for talented research professionals, PhD students, and postdoctoral researchers.
According to Zuck, France has one of the strongest AI research communities in the world and deemed to be the ideal home of its new team. Facebook already has AI teams in New York and Menlo Park. The AI teams will also help improve some of the firm’s popular products such as search, news feed and photos.