Facebook created AI to read all the memes

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Facebook created AI to read all the memes

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There are so many memes on Facebook and Instagram that the company has enlisted its artificial intelligence to help understand them.

In a blog post, Facebook developers say they have created a dedicated AI tool, called Rosetta, to read the text that appears in memes (and other images and video frames) that are shared to Facebook and Instagram.

At face value, understanding memes might not seem like the most important problem for AI to solve. But Facebook's researchers point out that the technology, which is designed to recognize depicted text in a wide variety of languages, has many practical uses.

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