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Facebook cancels its internet drone program

Facebook says it’s ending its campaign to build a fleet of high-altitude drones to boost internet connectivity, after spending millions of dollars on the years-long effort. In a Facebook blog post, engineering director Yael Maguire noted that other companies were building … Continue reading

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Facebook opens AI labs in Seattle and Pittsburgh

After months of work to beef up its artificial intelligence research teams in Seattle and Pittsburgh, Facebook is acknowledging that those two cities are getting official status as AI labs in their own right. “Facebook AI Research is opening two … Continue reading

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Elon Musk deletes SpaceX and Tesla from Facebook

Facebook suffered another blow today: Elon Musk, the billionaire CEO of SpaceX and Tesla, had those two companies’ official pages removed from the embattled social network. Musk’s action came after it was pointed out to him on Twitter that SpaceX … Continue reading

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Facebook escalates AI talent wars

Facebook has made a high-profile hire as part of a plan to expand its AI research team in Seattle — adding to an already-fierce competition for talent in the artificial intelligence field. The social network has signed up Luke Zettlemoyer, a … Continue reading

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Zuck and Musk trade zingers over AI fears

Techies, grab some popcorn: Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and SpaceX/Tesla CEO Elon Musk are throwing shade at each other over what Musk considers the scariest issue facing humanity: the rapid rise of artificial intelligence. It all started last week at … Continue reading

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Facebook’s second drone test raises the bar

The drive to provide global internet access from the air is more of a horse race in the wake of Facebook’s second test flight of its full-scale Aquila high-altitude drone – a flight that the company said was more successful than … Continue reading

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Facebook tests ‘Tether-Tenna’ for broadband

Facebook is adding tethered helicopters known as “Tether-Tennas” to its toolkit for widening internet access around the globe, even in emergency situations. The Tether-Tenna concept calls for sending a car-sized helicopter equipped with telecommunications equipment hundreds of feet up in the … Continue reading

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