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Facebook has been testing self-learning robots in order to improve its utilization of artificial intelligence (AI) and to smarten the world’s largest social media platform.
“Working with a variety of robots – including walking hexapods, articulated arms, and robotic hands fitted with tactile sensors – Facebook AI researchers are exploring new techniques to push the boundaries of what artificial intelligence can accomplish,” a post written on Facebook’s blog last week said.
Facebook’s researchers are using these robots to make Facebook smarter by improving its algorithms to stomp out hate speech and disinformation. For example, Facebook’s AI failed to take down a video of the New Zealand mosque shooting in March that was livestreamed by the terrorist carrying out the attack, Brendan Tarrant. Facebook is hoping to improve its AI in order to avoid making such a mistake again.
Facebook Uses Robots To Improve Its Artificial Intelligence Algorithms