Facebook Would Like To Teach You How Artificial Intelligence Works

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Artificial intelligence is everywhere, its powering Google search, enabling self-driving cars, diagnosing diseases and even predicted the outcome of the US election!

But have you thought that the technology is a bit too mysterious? Do you dislike things that you don't properly understand? Well Facebook are now giving you the chance to learn how AI works, from a BASIC level. And of course, if you want to take your knowledge even further then you can do.

So, in a recent blog post by Yann LeCun, head of Facebook’s AI Research, and Joaquin Quinonero Candela, who leads its Applied Machine Learning research division, they have done exactly that.

They have created a series of AI educational explainer videos that tell you how AI works. In the videos they explain that there is no magic involved "but we have already seen how it can make seemingly magical advances in scientific research and contribute to the everyday marvel of identifying objects in photos, recognizing speech, driving a car, or translating an online post into dozens of languages."

They also explain that AI is focused on "designing intelligent systems and machines, using algorithmic techniques somewhat inspired by what we know about the brain".

So if you want to know a bit more about Artificial Intelligence, then definitely check out some of the videos below.  You can see more of these AI explainer videos here too  We're only going to see more AI in the future so its probably a good idea to get an appreciation of how it works now before it gets so advanced that even Yann LeCun will struggle to understand how it works!

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