F8 two thousand sixteen

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Source:   —  April 13, 2016, at 11:33 PM

As the company demoed at its F8 developer conference in San Francisco today, it's a team working on automatically tagging people in videos.

F8 two thousand sixteen

Facebook is making large strides in using its artificial intelligence systems for image recognition, but it’s also working on bringing this technology to video. As the company demoed at its F8 developer conference in San Francisco today, it's a team working on automatically tagging people in videos.

As Facebook’s director of machine learning Joaquin Quiñonero Candela said during his keynote today, the idea here is to authorize you to look for for people in any of the videos they've shared with you. Say you are on a live video feed with a companion and another companion walks into the video and has a brief conversation with you. Typically, that'd be a very short-lived experience because it'd be tough to discover this moment again.

Soon, Facebook may be indexing this moment automatically for you and will let you discover it again simply by searching for your friend’s name. You could then leap right into the video at precisely the moment your companion walks in.

Facebook is also working on automatically captioning videos, and it's conceivable that it could utilize the same image-recognition techniques for video that it uses for detecting objects in still images.

 

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