At F8 2019 day 2, topics included a new method for computer vision, new techniques for self-supervised learning, and a new framework for inclusive AR/VR. Watch the video of the keynote address and summaries of several of the technical sessions.
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Keynote address

Chief Technology Officer Mike Schroepfer kicked things off with a discussion of our investment in AI tools that help us tackle a wide range of complex challenges across our products — and why he’s optimistic about what comes next. Watch the full keynote here.

 

Developing and Scaling AI Experiences at Facebook with PyTorch

Product Manager Joe Spisak and Software Engineering Manager Dmytro Dzhulgakov

Learn how PyTorch is accelerating the path from novel research to large-scale production deployment in computer vision, natural language processing, and machine translation for Facebook. Learn about the latest product updates and new resources for getting started with PyTorch.

Reliable Code at Scale

Software Engineer Andrea Ciancone, Software Engineer Lawrence Lomax, and Software Engineer Jules Villard

The sooner code change issues surface, the easier it is to fix them. Learn how our developers get signals from the static analysis tool Infer, the automatic test case design system Sapienz, and the iOS automation tool idb.

Using Machine Learning for Developer Productivity

Software Engineer Frank Luan, Software Engineering Manager Satish Chandra, Software Engineer Johannes Bader, and Software Engineer Sonia Kim

At Facebook, we use ML to discover patterns in code and build tools that improve developer productivity. Learn about the tools we have built for code search, code recommendation, and automatic bug fixing.

Unlocking the Future of WebXR

Product Manager Jacob Rossi

Rossi shares how Facebook, Oculus, and React 360 are empowering web developers and content creators to build more engaging and immersive WebXR experiences. Learn how to seamlessly extend your reach from VR ecosystem to the mobile Facebook feed.

Building Android Lightweight Apps at Facebook

Software Engineer Dekel Naar

Smaller, more compact Android apps help improve the Facebook experience. See our approach to reducing app sizes and discuss the open source tools you can utilize to reduce the size of your apps as well.

Product Optimization with Adaptive Experimentation

Research Manager Eytan Bakshy and Engineering Manager Kostya Kashin

Learn how Facebook uses adaptive experimentation, an AI-enabled testing approach, to optimize products, infrastructure, machine learning models, marketing campaigns, and more. This session covers the basic concepts behind adaptive experimentation, where it can be used, and how to use it.

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