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Facebook is turning to 17 universities to help it speed up technology projects. Regina Dugan, vice president of engineering and head of the social network’s Building 8 group, announced the Sponsored Academic Research Agreement, a multi-university group that will allow the social network to collaborate with individual faculty and labs on joint technology projects within weeks and days.
… Film recommendation application FilmFish launched on iOS. The app allows users to browse movie recommendations curated by “film buffs.” The FilmFish app was created by film critic Joyce Kulhawik, actor Topher Grace, serial entrepreneur Simon Borrero, Sundance Film Festival featured producer Daniel Posada and Massachusetts Institute…
… changed. David Clark, senior research scientist, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory: There will be a swing back from the total voluntary disclosure we see today on sites like Facebook. What we will see is a more nuanced way for people to deal with their different friends and colleagues…
Featuring: Ryan Mack, Facebook Boston Site Lead Description: @Scale is a series of technical conferences for engineers who build or maintain systems that are designed for scale. Building applications and services that scale to millions or even billions of people presents a complex set of engineering challenges, many of them unprecedented. The @Scale community is ...