Facebook gives bots ability to negotiate, compromise

Facebook’s artificial intelligence researchers announced today they had broken new ground by giving automated programs or “bots” the ability to negotiate, and make compromises. The new technology pushes forward the ability to create bots “that can reason, converse and negotiate, all key steps in building a personalized digital assistant,” said researchers Mike Lewis and Dhruv…

Facebook will lease its first San Francisco office for Instagram

Facebook is finally getting an office space in San Francisco, and is currently considering several different locations, one of which will house up to 100 Instagram employees, an industry source familiar with the lease plan confirmed to TechCrunch. Earlier today, The Registry reported Facebook is in talks for a space at 181 Fremont in the…

Is Facebook CEO Zuckerberg making a run for the White House?

SAN JOSE, California: Can’t you just see the campaign button: “ZUCK for PREZ”. Stranger things than Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg running for president have happened, including what happened last November. As The Washington Post reminds us in a story headlined “The Trump effect: Everyone’s thinking about running for president,” the idea of an out-of-the-blue candidate…

Facebook wants to spy on you via your phone camera to read your emotions

FACEBOOK has been secretly developing creepy technology which spies on people and automatically analyses their facial expressions. The creepy designs, which date back to 2015, were discovered by software company CBI Insight, which has been analysing Mark Zuckerberg’s “emotion technology”. Patent documents contain illustrations showing a person holding a smartphone with a camera taking a…

Can Facebook overcome its ill-lighted side?

The social network giant faces controversies over live-streamed violence, murder and now revenge porn. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, with a nearly religious zeal, has said for years his mission is “making the world more open and connected.”But in the last few weeks, that more open and connected world has led to headlines about violence, murder…

EU fines Facebook over ‘misleading’ WhatsApp data claim

Facebook has been fined 110m euros (£95m) by the EU for providing “misleading” information during its purchase of messaging service WhatsApp in 2014. The European Commission said Facebook had said it could not automatically match user accounts on its own platform and WhatsApp. But two years later it launched a service that did just that.…