How Facebook Is Combining Augmented Reality and AI

At its 2017 F8 developers conference, Facebook announced a new platforms that will let developers create artificial intelligence-driven augmented reality applications for the social network.

“We’re making the camera the first augmented reality platform,” Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said. Delivering a keynote on April 18 at F8 2017, Facebook’s annual developer conference, Zuckerberg announced that the social media company is finally ready to start revealing why it has been investing so much into the augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) space.

Think about how many things we have in our lives don’t need to be physical,” he said, explaining Facebook’s vision of “extending the physical world online” through three main use cases: displaying information (directions, messages, notifications, ect.); adding digital objects into scenes; and enhancing existing physical objects.
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