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Facebook Releases Horizon AI Tools for Reinforcement Learning

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One of the largest social media channels Facebook Inc., which will allow anyone to freely download and use the same sort of the Artificial Intelligence tool and it is used to make many of the improvements to the social network’s video and notifications feature as well as it is for the Instant Messaging app.

The software which is called by the name as “Horizon”, which will be available on the Github starting from yesterday.

Facebook is also going to use this set of tools internally to optimize how the 360-degree videos are going to be displayed on the social media network, by taking the factors of the bandwidth and how much of the video has already been buffered. The same tools were also going to improve what content to push with the help of notification panels. And it was also used to hone some of the suggestions that its intelligence assistant, which is called by the name as M, which makes to users of its Messenger app.

The Horizon software is focused much more on the reinforcement learning, in which the software improves itself with the help of a trial and error method from the experience to maximize some of the rewards or minimize the loss.

“We’re committed to open source, so it was a natural decision to share this latest production-ready system for the community,” Narayanan said.

Gauci said that, in general, using an actual simulator would be better than doing this counter-factual analysis. “But for many problems at Facebook, building a simulator is not trivial,” he said. “The team is looking into building simulators from datasets as future work.”

Once the algorithm seems to be working well, and Horizon also allows the user to carry out the small-scale online experiments with the help of real data in the real time scenario.

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