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Facebook Releases “Your Time on Facebook” Tool

The feature gives users more control over how they interact with social media that may be harmful to the mental health and well-being of the users if used excessively

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Just days after photo-messaging app Instagram rolled out the feature to track users’ time spent on the app, Facebook has now released “Your Time on Facebook” tool that counts how many minutes people spend on the app.

The feature is designed to help users manage social networking by maintaining time spent per day on Facebook on a particular device for the past week and on an average, TechCrunch reported on Tuesday.

“Your Time on Facebook” tool will allow users to set a daily limit of app usage and receive a reminder to stop after that many minutes each day.

The tool also comes with shortcuts to notification, news feed and friend request settings.

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Facebook App on a smartphone device. (VOA)

“You can access it by going to Facebook’s ‘More’ tab, choose the ‘Settings and Privacy’ option and set ‘Your Time on Facebook’,” the report added.

Last week, Facebook-owned Instagram released its own “Your Activity” feature to track how much time users spent on the app.

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The feature gives users more control over how they interact with social media that may be harmful to the mental health and well-being of the users if used excessively.

A similar feature called “Screen Time” has been introduced by Apple on its iOS, and with Google also releasing a “Digital Wellness” dashboard with Android 9.0, tech companies are thinking more about helping users better manage their time using apps, the report added. (IANS)

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Facebook To Come Up With Its Own AI Chip

"Facebook has been known to build its hardware when required -- build its own ASIC, for instance. If there's any stone unturned, we're going to work on it," Forbes quoted LeCun as saying in the interview on Monday.

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Facebook intends to develop its own Artificial Intelligence (AI) chips to facilitate faster computing needed to achieve new AI breakthroughs like digital assistants with common sense, said a media report.

In an interview with The Financial Times, Facebook’s chief AI scientist, Yann LeCun indicated that the social networking giant is already developing its own custom application-specific integrated circuit (ASIC) chips to support its AI software.

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While Facebook prepares to work on its own AI chips, the company wishes to work with the existing chip-makers, the report added. Pixabay

“Facebook has been known to build its hardware when required — build its own ASIC, for instance. If there’s any stone unturned, we’re going to work on it,” Forbes quoted LeCun as saying in the interview on Monday.

While Facebook prepares to work on its own AI chips, the company wishes to work with the existing chip-makers, the report added.

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According to a report by Fortune, LeCun will outline his vision for AI’s future in a new research paper he is expected to present at the International Solid State Circuits Conference in San Francisco on February 25. (IANS)