Facebook has now acquired a London based Artificial intelligence company Bloomsbury AI which mainly focuses on natural language processing. Facebook will deploy AI’s team as soon as possible to start working on fake news and tackle other technological content on the site.
Facebook said in an announcement post, “expertise will strengthen Facebook’s efforts in natural language processing research, and help us further understand natural language and its applications.”
Bloomsbury AI co-founder and Head of Research Sebastian Riedel who has also co-founded Factmata, a firm which also develops tools to combat fake news. Facebook is very evident in AI community, currently working on AI research, FAIR, natural language processing, web innovations and other popular fields. Company’s sole purpose is that AI should interpret the text, images, videos or any other problematic material which can affect the social media platform like Instagram, Facebook, and its Subsidiary.
Moreover, Some fact analyzers, overseas contractors are tasked to check the Facebook content. The team will inspect and monitor data, any fake speech, hate deliverance or extremism, material that violates Facebook policy and remove it from the site giving warning to the user who posted it. All this will control by algorithms but first Facebook has to work their software in a way that it can better understand a Human language because our some problems are still out of reach of modern AI.
FB said in an anuncement post, “machine reading and understanding unstructured documents in natural language in order to answer any question.”
It is not clear yet that how Bloomsbury AI will do this, however, Some sources have reported that Facebook paid $23 and $30 million to Bloomsbury. On the other hand, Facebook is working on an AI-assisted Home speaker with a display codenamed Portal, so it might possible Bloomsbury AI will assist to improve spoken commands and answers in human alike natural sound.