"The initiative comes as Google also steps up its efforts in the artificial-intelligence field. Last year, the search giant hired leading AI research scientist (and dyed-in-the-wool futurist) Ray Kurzweil to head its AI and deep-learning efforts. Facebook likely plans to continue snooping out potential acquisitions or new hires in the space, according to sources — just as Google continues to do.Facebook Steps Up Artificial Intelligence Efforts With Research Lab - Mike Isaac - Social - AllThingsD
As one person familiar with the matter put it: “I expect an arms race between Google Brain, Facebook AI Group and other tech companies that will desperately try to keep up."
Tuesday, December 10, 2013
Facebook Steps Up Artificial Intelligence Efforts With Research Lab - Mike Isaac - Social - AllThingsD
Also see Facebook Taps ‘Deep Learning’ Giant for New AI Lab (Wired)