Facebook joins New York University in artificial intelligence lab
WASHINGTON (AFP) - Facebook unveiled plans on Monday on a partnership with New York University (NYU) for a new centre for artificial intelligence, aimed at harnessing the huge social network's massive trove of data.
The California-based tech giant named professor Yann LeCun of NYU's Center for Data Science to head up the project.
"As one of the most respected thinkers in this field, Yann has done groundbreaking research in deep learning and computer vision," said Mr Mike Schroepfer, Facebook's chief technology officer. "We're thrilled to welcome him to Facebook."
Facebook, the world's biggest social network with more than a billion members, is building the team across three locations - New York, London and its headquarters in Menlo Park, California.