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Zuckerberg shows off upcoming Facebook features

Sharon Gaudin | Dec. 7, 2016
Created in corporate hackathons, features like GIFs for comments, offline communications and shared photo albums are likely soon

Another feature in the works uses artificial intelligence to help users create photo albums that various friends can contribute to, as well as a video stream compiled from a group of friends.

For instance, if people went to a wedding, they could all contribute photos from the event that Facebook would compile into a photo album.

And if it's someone's birthday, the person's friends could make short videos and Facebook would stitch them together into a looping video.

The engineers are using machine learning to identify when people want to create a photo album or video stream.

"They're talking about using some basic A.I. techniques to read what a person posted to understand if they're asking for friends to create a photo album or post videos," said Zuckerberg. "You don't necessarily have to add a keyword or press a button. It just understands what you're entering and does the right thing."

Facebook's Hackathons give employees time off from their regular jobs to work on their own Facebook-related projects.

 

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