Facebook has three priorities in their long term roadmap:
- Artificial Intelligence
- Virtual Reality
When it comes to AI the company is making strides. The use of their internal AI tools is democratizing the use of the technology:
FBLearner Flow has helped make AI so accessible within Facebook that nearly 70% of the people using the platform here are not AI experts. With the help of the platform we’re now seeing twice as many AI experiments run per month at Facebook compared with six months ago.
They are running their AI test at scale as well:
We’re training and testing more than 300,000 machine learning models each month, and AutoML can automatically apply the results of each test to other machine learning models to make them better.
This internal work is all focused on making the user experience more engaging and is what will drive their next level of reach and engagement. The world’s biggest social network released its third quarter numbers and they continue to grow:
- 1.18 billion daily active users (17% YoY growth)
- 1.09 billion mobile daily active users (22% YoY growth)
- 1.79 billion monthly active users (16% YoY growth)
- 1.66 billion mobile active users (20% YoY growth)
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