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Facebook Recorded More Than 2,000 Hours Footage Of First Person To Train Next Gen A.I.

Facebook made an announcement of a research project, in this project they gathered 2,200 hours of first-person video from all over the world to improve their next-generation AI models.

The research project of Facebook is called ego4D, and it could prove to be beneficial to facebook’s Reality Labs division, they are working on intelligent glasses, increased reality, and digital reality.

Facebook said it will make the Ego4D data set publicly, it will be available to researchers in November.

Facebook revealed about the research project in which it gathered 2,200 hours of first-person recording from all over the world to improve and train the next generation A.I Models.

The idea is called Ego4D, and it will be beneficial to Facebook’s Reality Labs division, the team is working on so many projects that will help the AI models trained by using the video recording shot from the perspective of a human being. It will include smart glasses like Ray-Ban Stories that were revealed by Facebook Last Month, and virtual reality, Facebook has invested a heavy amount since 2014 $2 Billion purchase of Oculus.

The footage could teach artificial intelligence to understand or identify something in the real world, or a virtual world, that you might see from a first-person perspective through a pair of glasses or an Oculus headset.

Facebook said it will make the Ego4D data set publicly available to researchers in November.

The recording will teach the A.I to identify the things in the actual world, a virtual world, that you will see from a first person’s point of view through the pair of glasses or with an Oculus headset.

“This release, which is an open data set and research challenge, is going to catalyze progress for us internally but also widely externally in the academic community and [allow] other researchers to get behind these new problems but now be able to do it in a more meaningful way and at a greater scale,” Kristen Grauman, lead research scientist at Facebook, told CNBC.

Facebook and a company of 13 college accomplices depended on in excess of 700 members across nine nations to record the first-person video. Facebook says Ego4D has more than 20 times more hours of footage than any other data set of its kind

Facebook’s college accomplices remembered Carnegie Mellon for the U.S., the University of Bristol in the U.K., the National University of Singapore, the University of Tokyo in Japan, and the International Institute of Information Technology in India, among others.

“An important design decision for this project is we wanted partners that first of all are leading experts in the field, interested in these problems and motivated to pursue them but also have geographic diversity,” Grauman said.

The declaration of Ego4D comes at a fascinating time for Facebook.

The organization has consistently been inclining up its endeavors in equipment. Last month, it delivered the $299 Ray-Ban Stories, its first brilliant glasses. What’s more, in July, Facebook reported the development of an item group to work explicitly on the “metaverse,” which is an idea that includes making advanced universes that numerous individuals can occupy simultaneously.

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Over the previous month, be that as it may, Facebook has been hit by a flood of reports coming from a stash of inside organization research spilled by Frances Haugen, a previous Facebook item chief turned informant. Among the examination delivered were slides that showed Instagram was hurtful to the psychological well-being of young people.

The recording was caught utilizing off-the-rack gadgets like GoPro cameras and Vuzix savvy glasses.

For security, Facebook said members were told to abstain from catching individual recognizing attributes when gathering film inside. This incorporates individuals’ faces, discussions, tattoos, and gems. Facebook said it eliminated actually recognizable data from the recordings and obscured observers’ appearances and vehicle tag numbers. The sound was additionally taken out from a considerable lot of the recordings, the organization said.

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