Facebook establishes AI research lab in Paris

Facebook has expanded its artificial intelligence project to Paris where it will be tasked with created features to make the Home Feed more user friendly.

The social network has tasked the French lab to work in tandem with its US Facebook AI Research (FAIR) teams.

A Facebook statement read: “The Paris team will work on ambitious long-term research projects in image recognition, natural language processing, speech recognition, and the kinds of physical and logical infrastructure required to run these AI systems.

“It’s our hope that this research will ultimately help us make services like News Feed, photos and search even better and enable an entirely new set of ways to connect and share.”

The company said it is looking to invest in the AI research community in France, the EU, and beyond, striking up a partnership with INRIA, a research institute in Paris.

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