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Facebook Starts AI Project Based on First-Person View By Investing.com


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Investing.com — Facebook (NASDAQ: ) unveiled a new, long-term AI project. It aims to be able to communicate and interact like us with the world from first-person perspectives. 

Ego4D will be working on an next-generation of AI. This will allow for learning from video that shows the world in the middle of it all, as opposed to the traditional way that learns from photos and videos from third-person. This capability will be used to train and build AI assistants, as well as to assist humans in real life.

Facebook claimed that “AI which views the world from such a perspective could unlock an entirely new generation of immersive experiences as devices like AR glasses or VR headsets become as helpful in everyday life than smartphones.” 

The project involves a consortium of 13 universities and labs in nine countries, who have collected over 2,200 hours of first-person video, featuring 700 participants in the real world. In terms of footage time, the dataset is twenty times larger than any other. 

According to the social media company, it has established 5 benchmarks that researchers can use in order to create AI assistants.

  1. Episodic memories (the ability to recall what occurred and when). This could be, for example, the ability to remember where an object is located. 
  2. Forecasting: The ability to project someone’s future moves. 
  3. Manipulation of objects and hands 
  4. Audio-visual diarization: Recalling who said it and when
  5. Interaction with others

Facebook shares rose by 1.1% on Thursday

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Mike Robinson
Mike covers the financial, utilities and biotechnology sectors for Street Register. He has been writing about investment and personal finance topics for almost 12 years. Mike has an MBA in Finance from Wake Forest University.