Facebook Opens Artificial Intelligence Research Center in Paris


In Paris, the “love locks” might be coming down, but super-intelligent machines are moving in. On Tuesday, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced that his company is opening an “international research center for artificial intelligence” in the City of Lights.

The center will provide a home for Facebook’s artificial intelligence team, which has the stated goal of “developing technologies that give people better ways to communicate.” In other words, the company is not creating “Terminator”-style robots — it’s creating tools to analyze the text, photos and video that its users share. Last month, the company said it had more than 40 people on the team, which is based mainly in Menlo Park, California, and New York City.

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SOURCE: NBC News, Keith Wagstaff