Making machines truly intelligent is a scientific challenge as well as a technological and product engineering challenge. A significant part of FAIR’s research focuses on fundamental questions about the keys to reasoning, prediction, planning, and unsupervised learning. And in turn, these areas of investigation require better theoretical understanding in fields such as generative models, causality, high-dimensional stochastic optimization, and game theory. These long-term research explorations are required to unlock the full future potential of artificial intelligence. Of all the projects we’ve tackled over the past five years, we’ve picked a handful that show how FAIR has approached its mission, contributed to our field, and made an impact on the world.
The interactive timeline gives a nice overview of AI development over the years
If you have Xcode installed, simctl is accessible through the xcrun command (which routes binary executables to the active copy of Xcode on your system). You can get a description of the utility and a complete list of subcommands by running simctl without any arguments:
On social media, accusations of fascism are flung from left and right like confetti. Culture war terminology, most of it unpleasant, has seeped into the collective consciousness. ‘Gammon’ and ‘gaslight’ were both shortlisted as candidates for the Collins dictionary word of 2018. Outrage marketing, horrifically, is an actual thing.
The degradation of civility online happened at startling speed. This is mostly due to algorithms. Social media sites give prominence to content that generates a significant amount of engagement in a short period of time. The consequence is that people who want their messages to be widely seen need to frame them in the most provocative way possible.
Punk today would oppose the current zeitgeist, fight the establishment and not sell out. And that means… being polite.