Topic: mark zuckerberg

Oculus team welcomes former Xiaomi executive

Facebook continues to drive into the future of virtual reality, and this week the Oculus team received a new leader: Hugo Barra, former vice president of Chinese company Xiaomi. Barra said that he is coming to Silicon Valley to lead Facebook as the new vice president of virtual reality, which includes Team Oculus. Mark Zuckerberg, … continue reading

Zuckerberg’s journey with his AI assistant Jarvis

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg started 2016 off with one goal: to build an artificial intelligence personal assistant. The AI is known as Jarvis, or Just a Rather Very Intelligent System. Now that 2016 is coming to an end, Zuckerberg is sharing what he has accomplished so far. Today, he has built a simple AI designed … continue reading

DeepMind AI model can learn from own memory, Zuckerberg seeks voice actor for home AI, and AWS/VMware deliver new vSphere cloud offering—SD Times news digest: Oct. 14, 2016

DeepMind, an artificial intelligence firm that is now under the Alphabet umbrella, has developed differentiable neural computers (DNCs), which can learn from examples like neural networks, but can store complex data like actual computers. When DeepMind designed DNCs, it wanted to have machines that can form and navigate complex data structures on its own. Inside … continue reading

Mark Zuckerberg close to showing off his personal AI assistant to the world

Remember when Mark Zuckerberg said he wanted to create an artificial intelligence assistant similar to Tony Stark’s own Jarvis? During a Facebook Q&A today in Rome, Zuckerberg gave an update on how he has refined the assistant, saying that he is close to being able to show it to the world. Zuckerberg said that right … continue reading

F8 Developer Conference highlights include VR, bots, messenger platform

The F8 Developer Conference concluded yesterday, leaving developers with plenty of new and advanced tools. Users of the Facebook platform will also benefit from some of these major announcements, new features and services. Here is a recap of some of the most important announcements made at the conference: A bot platform for Facebook Messenger Facebook … continue reading

Mark Zuckerberg wants to build an AI

Remember the character Jarvis (Just a Rather Very Intelligent System) from Marvel’s “Iron Man”? Tony Stark’s AI butler could be coming to the home of Facebook’s CEO Mark Zuckerberg, because his 2016 agenda includes building a simple artificial intelligence assistant. He wants to explore the technology as it exists now, and invent something he can … continue reading

Zuckerberg talks Facebook initiatives

Mark Zuckerberg, cofounder of Facebook, recently held a Q&A session over the social network to find out what is on the community’s mind. Top names such as Stephen Hawking, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Arianna Huffington joined in on the conversation, and while questions ranged from salary, working out and happiness, others provided insight into the company’s … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Oct. 10, 2014—Nadella apologies raise comment, Internet.org’s Innovation Challenge in India, and Rust 0.12

Microsoft’s Nadella backtracks comment about women’s pay raises Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella has gotten a lot of grief over comments he made at the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing conference yesterday. When asked what advice he would give to women who are uncomfortable asking for a raise, he stated: “It’s not really about … continue reading

Video: Bill Gates raises the bar for the ALS ice bucket challenge

Bill Gates gladly accepted Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s nomination to the ALS ice bucket challenge, but Gates resolved to “do it better than it’s been done.” The cofounder and former Microsoft CEO had some nerdy fun with the viral challenge to raise awareness for ALS, drawing up a detailed design and welding together his own … continue reading

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