In the last few years there has been a major shift in the world of AI. Researchers and practitioners began to coalesce as a community around PyTorch, an open-source AI framework that has emerged as the tool of choice not just for running experiments in the lab, but for powering some of the world’s most advanced AI operations. PyTorch is now at the heart of many of Facebook’s most advanced AI systems, but its use goes well beyond Facebook: Today PyTorch powers everything from self-driving car software to smart farming equipment and digital video platforms.
This has had a transformative effect on how AI gets developed and used, and it’s all thanks to the incredible developer community that has formed around PyTorch. Today at Facebook’s annual developer conference we announced our long-term commitment to that community: we’re going all in on PyTorch as the framework of choice for all our AI research and operational systems moving forward.
For a look at how PyTorch has been such a game changer for us, here’s a conversation I recently had with Cornelia Carapcea, who leads Facebook’s efforts to use cutting edge AI to keep our platforms safe.