Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg unveiled a 10-year road map for the world’s biggest social network, including projects in virtual reality and artificial intelligence, at its annual developers’ conference F8 in San Francisco.
Zuckerberg said he believes virtual reality headsets will be no different than traditional pairs of glasses in 10 years.
The company released a reference design for a camera shaped like a U.F.O. that can capture 360-degree video.
Facebook Messenger is about to get an army of bots. Chatbots, which are programs powered by artificial intelligence that do simple things, are going to integrate into Facebook’s instant messaging system. It makes it easier for companies like CNN to send you personalized stories and other tasks.
Facebook is obsessed with live video, and it wants you to be able to stream live from any device — even a drone. To mark a move opening up the programming to Facebook live streaming, Zuckerberg flew a drone out on stage that filmed everybody in the packed conference hall.
Zuckerberg kicked off the conference by making a veiled jab at Donald Trump. “I hear fearful voices calling for building walls … Instead of building walls, we can help build bridges,” he said, as he explained that connecting the world is key to Facebook’s future. (Maybe Trump won’t notice: His preferred social network is Twitter, after all.)