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Facebook, Boosting Artificial-Intelligence Research, Says It’s ‘Not Going Fast Enough’

Facebook will dramatically accelerate its research into artificial intelligence, its chief AI scientist said Tuesday, in hopes of ensuring the social network doesn’t fall behind with the technology it will need to contend with Internet rivals and police its gargantuan audience. The world’s biggest social network said it would recruit high-profile engineers and expand its AI-research […]

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EU Lawmakers Miffed Over New Facebook Snub

European Union lawmakers are unhappy that Facebookis refusing to comply with their request to send two senior officials to testify at a hearing into the Cambridge Analytica data scandal. The EU parliament’s Civil Liberties Committee wants to question Facebook’s chief privacy officer and the vice presidents for advertisements and global public policy. The committee said Friday that global […]

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Facebook Messenger Gets Autoplaying Video Ads

Facebook Messenger, one of the most popular instant messaging platforms on mobile out there, is getting a new update that most users won’t like. The Facebook-owned messaging app is getting autoplay video ads built right next to your private and group chats. The feature was rolled out from Monday and Facebook executives state that the company […]

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Facebook extends lead as news gateway

Facebook has become an important news source for close to half of American adults, a study showed Thursday amid increased scrutiny over the social network’s gateway role. The Pew Research Center survey showed 62 percent of US adults get news on social media, and 18 percent do so often. That shows a growing role for […]

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No Facebook, no WhatsApp was the mantra

No or limited access to social media seems to be the secret to scoring high marks for city kids. The class X and XII results declared on Friday revealed that toppers kept away from social media so as to not lose focus while appearing for examinations. Besides, most of them relied on self study. Shikha […]