One of the famous brainchildren of Silicon Valley, Mark Zuckerberg, thinks that robots could pass humans in intelligence in the near future. Robotics and have advanced at almost the same astonishing rate that computers have, and Facebook is trying to be at the cutting edge of that advancement.

During a recent meeting Zuckerberg said that “The thing that we’re focused on with artificial intelligence is building computer systems that have better perception than people. The basic human senses, like seeing, hearing, and language, is a core thing at what we do. I think it’s possible in the next five to 10 years where we have computer systems that are better than people at each of those things.”

Facebook, at least for now, isn’t trying to actually make robots that can see and hear better than us. But advancements in artificial intelligence could lead to robots that would help Facebook know their audience and their content better, which would ultimately benefit the company.

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