Facebook has announced a new artificial intelligence engine for search called Facebook Deep Text that is designed to help find content that you might be interested in.
This could transform Facebook into a massive search engine, whilst the social network does not have access to all of the webs content like Google, it does have more than a billion users.
Text is a prevalent form of communication on Facebook. Understanding the various ways text is used on Facebook can help us improve people’s experiences with our products, whether we’re surfacing more of the content that people want to see or filtering out undesirable content like spam.
With this goal in mind, we built DeepText, a deep learning-based text understanding engine that can understand with near-human accuracy the textual content of several thousands posts per second, spanning more than 20 languages.
DeepText leverages several deep neural network architectures, including convolutional and recurrent neural nets, and can perform word-level and character-level based learning. We use FbLearner Flow and Torch for model training. Trained models are served with a click of a button through the FBLearner Predictor platform, which provides a scalable and reliable model distribution infrastructure. Facebook engineers can easily build new DeepText models through the self-serve architecture that DeepText provides.
You can find out more details about Facebook Deep Text over at the company’s website at the link below.