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We are a group of computer vision researchers and engineers, within the Facebook AI Applied Research (FAIAR) organization, focusing on building technology that understands visual content and then democratizing it via vertical products spanning our family of apps. We're starting a new vertical team to focus on AR - especially as the company starts investing in new hardware like AR glasses.
In this role, you will be working as a Research Scientist on developing experiments and prototypes at the frontier of AI Research for AR. In particular, we believe users will interact with our hardware via various multi-modal sensors. So, it is important for us to be able to invest in horizontal AI services and techniques that not just understand the world, but also are personalized to the user. This would include experimenting around AR user's visual memory (think "my objects"), egocentric understanding of the user (think egocentric activity recognition), personalization building blocks (like modeling knowledge graph of a user) that continuously learn (think incremental learning) with limited data (think low-shot setting). The team works very closely with the extended AR organization to take our state-of-the-art published ideas and helps deploy it at scale with all the practical considerations around efficiency and user-experience.
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