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Facebook has released details on its new artificial intelligence platform - DeepText. According to the social network, DeepText can help analyse thousands of posts per second across as many as 20 different languages. Facebook also notes that DeepText has an almost "near-human accuracy." 

The implications of this system are directly linked to making better recommendations, said Facebook's engineers in a blog post about DeepText. To that end, the AI platform can reportedly analyse and interpret Facebook posts and messages, and then make suggestions for specific services or applications. For example, should you inform a friend that you cannot pick them up from the airport, DeepText would bring up a link to Uber, in theory. 

Facebook also notes that DeepText could also be used to search for and filter out spam or online harassment, possibly making it easier to police the social network. This proposed use, however, is still to come to fruition, as Facebook says DeepText can only understand the context of a post for now. As the platform analyses more information, it will reportedly be able to do a lot more, learning essentially as humans do. 

For now, Facebook has not detailed when DeepText will be put into action, or even that it will.

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