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Facebook open-sources Ax and BoTorch to simplify AI model optimization

At its F8 developer conference, Facebook today launched Ax and BoTorch, two new open-source AI tools. BoTorch, which, as the name implies, is based on PyTorch, is a library for Bayesian optimization. That’s a pretty specialized tool.

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Facebook announces a new design

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced a major redesign for the world’s largest social network, including both its mobile apps and website, to emphasize interactions in Facebook Groups.

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Put Another Zero on Facebook’s Fine. Then We Can Talk.

Ms. Swisher covers technology and is a contributing opinion writer.

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Facebook’s role in Brexit — and the threat to democracy

In an unmissable talk, journalist Carole Cadwalladr digs into one of the most perplexing events in recent times: the UK’s super-close 2016 vote to leave the European Union. Tracking the result to a barrage of misleading Facebook ads targeted at vulnerable Brexit swing voters — and linking the same players and tactics to the 2016 US presidential election — Cadwalladr calls out the “gods of Silicon Valley” for being on the wrong side of history and asks: Are free and fair elections a thing of the past?

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Facebook is using AI to map population density around the world

Facebook has always been a company with global ambition, but few projects illustrate this better than its ongoing attempt to map the world’s population density using AI. The company first unveiled this work back in 2016 when it created maps for 22 nations.

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Facebook to use AI to stop telling users to say hi to dead friends

Facebook has promised to use artificial intelligence to stop suggesting users invite their dead friends to parties.

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Facebook is asking to be regulated but wants to choose how

Like climate change and the financial system, the answer to this question is both yes, and no.

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Mark Zuckerberg says Facebook may pay publishers to put their stuff in a dedicated news section

More than a year after announcing that Facebook would feature less news, Mark Zuckerberg says he has a new idea: He wants to create a new section of his social network that would be devoted to “high quality news”, and may pay publishers that share their stuff there.

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Why Am I Seeing This? We Have an Answer for You

News Feed is always personalized to you — and starting today you’ll have even more information and control over your experience.

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