Facebook is testing an artificial intelligence (AI) feature that will allow it to answer questions about a photo, a feature aimed at helping blind people "see" images uploaded to the social network.
The U.S. giant has been pushing hard to develop its AI capabilities – alongside Apple and Google – with the technology being seen as key for the future of these companies.
At Web Summit conference in Dublin, Ireland, Facebook's chief technology officer Mike Schroepfer, talked about the firm's advances in the space. Earlier this year, the social media titan unveiled a technology called "Memory Networks" which allows a machine to perform sophisticated questioning and answering. He showed an example where a computer was fed the synopsis of the "Lord of the Rings" and was able to answer questions about the story.