Funny how the headline looks as if facebook couldn't find any meaning in user posts, and they are now desperately turning to AI for help.
Completely off topic, but the Facebook movie thing is weird. They no longer ask for your favorite movies in your profile, which at least somewhat lines up with a "profile" of a person, as your favorites say something about you (true or not). Now your profile just asks for "movies you've watched", which is bizarre. Most people have seen a lot of movies; what helpful information does that communicate to Facebook or to your Facebook friends, which is supposed to be the point? Certainly it's unlikely that you'll be able to fill that out comprehensively, or with a sampling good enough that some ML algorithm can make something of it. I guess it is self selected, which says something about what movies you've seen, can recall, and are willing to disclose, but it still seems to be setting about the lowest bar possible. Is it going to ask for "sports you've watched" next? "Celebrities you've heard of"?
Edit: maybe it's just another user psychology thing. "Favorite movies" might make people worry too much about what to put, while "movies you've watched" is meant to be a super low bar, and people will still tend to put their favorite movies in anyway? Those people who love updating their profiles will dilute that signal by adding every new movie they see going forward, but that's just a different, still useful signal.
Any interesting ideas I have involve a heavy machine learning component. I'm sure the most valuable software companies in the future will have too.
- I'm not American
- I'd rather make stuff that improves people's lives in any way, and not subvert their freedoms.
ML is fascinating to me because what can be done with it.
Also, Wall Street is not yet completely done destroying the US economy (and others with it), and I bet they could use your help too. You could do your part in providing liquidity to the markets. Everyone loves liquidity! Besides, it's challenging, mathy work! Yay.
Glad to see the interest in deep learning even if it is sensationalizing it a bit. More interest and a bigger community will be helpful for startups like us.
Worse, people freely give them away.
Facebook without users don't have anyone to advertise to. But obviously they want to be efficient to advertisers, too...