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Facebook Open-Sources QNNPACK Kernel Library

Facebook announced today that it is open-sourcing QNNPACK, a high-performance kernel library optimized for mobile AI. The computing power of mobile devices is but a tiny fraction of that of data center servers. As such it is essential to find ways to optimize mobile devices’ hardware performance in order to run today’s compute-hungry AI applications.

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Facebook Open-Sources SKIP Programming Language

Skip is an experimental research language project that Facebook developed over the last three years: “Skip tracks side effects to provide caching with reactive invalidation, ergonomic and safe parallelism, and efficient garbage collection. Skip is statically typed and ahead-of-time compiled using LLVM to produce highly optimized executables.”

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AI Biweekly: 10 Bits from July W2 – W3

Facebook is working with a select group of advertisers to create augmented reality ads for its News Feed. When users activate an ad’s tap-to-try AR capability it can display for example how a pair of glasses would look on their face via the user’s webcam and screen. Facebook says it also intends to expand shopping support in Instagram Stories.

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Caffe2 Merges With PyTorch

Facebook operates two flagship open source machine learning frameworks — Caffe2 and PyTorch. Their incompatibility, however, made it difficult to transform a PyTorch-defined model into Caffe2 or vice versa. Facebook is doing something about that.