Facebook Takes Privacy Seriously: Launches Tool To Let Users Stop 3rd-Party Data Sharing

Facebook has now announced it would provide all its users a privacy tool — “Off-Facebook Activity”, which lets them delete the data that third-party websites and apps share with Facebook for targeted advertising. The feature was initially rolled out at…

Facebook Open Sources Polygames- A Framework To Train AI Bots With Self Play

Polygames is a new open source AI research framework for training agents to master strategy games through self-play, rather than by studying extensive examples of successful gameplay. Because it is more flexible and has more features than previous frameworks, Polygames…

Why Facebook’s New Low Latency Speech Recognition Framework Can Be A Game Changer

Online speech recognition is gaining prominence as people across the world are leveraging it to control devices and get answers to their queries. According to a report, around 55% of teenagers use voice searches. And not just search, in the…

Facebook’s New OS Will Do So Much More Than Just Break Up With Android

Undeterred from its previous mistakes, Facebook has now come up with a new announcement. With a history of several cyber privacy breaches, and one almost failed attempt of launching a cryptocurrency’ project, Facebook has now planned to build its own…

Facebook’s AI Head Is Wrong. No, We Will NOT Hit The Wall

In a conversation with the media, Jerome Pesenti, Vice President of AI at Facebook, said that humans are going to “hit a wall” when asked about the need for continuous advancement in high-performing computational processors. Presenti further stated that in…

Rise Of AI Residency Programs And Why India Needs One

Google’s AI Residency Program was created in 2015 to invite a new wave of deep learning researchers and tackle critical areas for a broad range of applications. This 12-month research training role is designed to jumpstart or advance one’s career…

Is Facebook’s Libra Project Doomed?

The Facebook Libra Project faced setback recently when major payment processors and a few other companies backed out of the project. The companies include PayPal, Visa, Mastercard, Stripe, eBay and Mercado Pago which were part of the founding member council…

Will Web 3.0 Eliminate Platform Risk Faced By Developers & Startups?

For developers and startups, one of the most prominent risks in terms of building applications is the utter lack of control over the platform they have chosen. Given the platform owned by a third party may decide to sell out…

Pytorch Developer Conference: Facebook AI Bets Big On Optimisation & Privacy

At the recently-concluded PyTorch DevCon, the team released updates that can probably cement PyTorch position as one of the top frameworks for machine learning.  The new release includes experimental support for features such as seamless model deployment to mobile devices,…

Facebook Was Asked To Remove Encryption, & Now Regulators Are Confused On Data Privacy  

For a long time, Facebook has always been criticised for violations of user privacy, particularly by regulators in the US itself. When Mark Zuckerberg was asked to attend the US senate hearing, he was questioned repeatedly whether Facebook was collecting…

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