Zuckerberg has previously termed the virtual reality (VR) as the future of social interaction and in line with that, Facebook unveiled Facebook Spaces app that makes it possible to spend time with friends in virtual reality. Augmented reality involves the project of computer-generated images into real-world surroundings. “Think about how numerous things around us don’t actually need to be physical”, Zuckerberg told The New York Times last week. “But in the last couple of years, we’ve started to see primitive examples of AR on phones in the camera”.
It seems Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook also loves “Pokemon GO”.
“We’re not using primitive tools today because we prefer primitive tools”, Zuckerberg said. As far as the F8 is concerned, here is everything that Facebook announced. The company will help developers build for this.
Social networking company Facebook has launched an augmented reality (AR) platform which will allow developers to generate custom filters and effects for the camera on a smartphone.
He stressed that AR-powered camera effects would change the way people interact with friends on the social network. The Camera Effects Platform will include a Frames Studio and an AR Studio. While AR Studio, now in restricted in closed beta, lets developers create interactive 3D masks over human faces that track and respond to facial movement, Frame Studio lets devs create 2D overlays to adorn photos and videos.
On Tuesday Snapchat add the ability to add ability to “paint the world around you in 3-D” with taps of smartphone camera screens.
Zuck Dawg has already laid out his vision of VR being the next major computing platform, but the big push into AR shows that he’s hedging his bets.
Zuckerberg was speaking at Facebook’s annual developer conference on Tuesday about where the business is going, particularly in relation to augmented reality, virtual reality, bots, and new communication methods.
Facebook Spaces is a new virtual reality app, launching in beta for Oculus Rift. The system will turn you into a cartoony avatar and place you close to your friends who will also be represented as avatars.
Seeing enormous opportunity where rivals have failed, Facebook is apparently ready to corner the business of augmented reality.
Facebook’s revamped Messenger QR codes (which are still not popular) could be scanned at concerts, games events or other events and, after you’ve scanned them, a Messenger bot will pop up to provide you with more information. When the friend picks up the call, it opens a windows into this VR world. The company this year announced several improvements to the Messenger including new Discover tab which will make it easier for people to find the businesses they care about in Messenger.
Facebook Developer Conference, or F8, held at the McEnery Convention Center in San Jose, California yesterday.
Messenger’s new AI assistant, M, for example will sort out your dinner plans via delivery.com. This tab will now also get access to Game bots and Rich Gameplay.
Workplace, which is Facebook for work, will now have new integrations, including Live video feature.
Besides group bots for Messenger, Facebook has also launched chatbots for its Slack competitor.