Advancing State-of-the-Art Image Recognition With Deep Learning on Hashtags

Advancing state-of-the-art image recognition with deep learning on hashtags

Image recognition is one of the pillars of AI research and an area of focus for Facebook. Our researchers and engineers aim to push the boundaries of computer vision and then apply that work to benefit people in the real world — for example, using AI to generate audio captions of photos for visually impaired users. In order to improve these computer vision systems and train them to consistently recognize and classify a wide range of objects, we need data sets with billions of images instead of just millions, as is common today.