Facebook has built an AI system that can read text as well as a human. The new computer can read through several thousand posts per second, in more than 20 languages, and understand what they are all saying. The new tool will be used to let people get more out of the site, it said. “Understanding the various ways text is used on Facebook can help us improve people’s experiences with our products, whether we’re surfacing more of the content that people want to see or filtering out undesirable content like spam,” it wrote in a blogpost announcing the change.

  Facebook has built an AI system that can read text as well as a human. The new computer can read through several thousand posts per second, in more than […]