Facebook using AI-infused camera across its products

The incident was the latest grisly crime posted on Facebook, reviving questions about videos posted on the world's largest social network, and how - or if - they can be monitored. The company is making video posts bigger in its scrolling news feed, and adding ways for Android users to continue to view thumbnail-size Facebook videos even while are using others apps. Wood said that Facebook is moving away from virtual reality on its Oculus Rift platform and toward augmented reality on your phone, something its competitor Snapchat is already doing.

The concept of "Full AR" was introduced, which Abrash defines as "glasses that enhance your hearing and vision seamlessly, make you smarter and more capable, and that are light, comfortable, stylish, power efficient, and socially acceptable enough to be a constant part of your life".

"It's going to take a while for this to develop", Zuckerberg said.

Facebook also launched a virtual world, called Facebook Spaces, created to let users of its Oculus Rift VR headset hang out with avatar versions of their friends in a virtual world.

But Facebook could still have the edge on rivals such as Snapchat, which also launched some augmented reality features on Tuesday, likely to coincide with Facebook's news. They're highly likely to become a bit hit with users.

Upon logging in to Facebook Spaces through the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset, users will be given the option to create custom avatars based on the pictures that they have uploaded to their Facebook profiles.

The social media giant says that this represents a new way to interact with friends on the service through the creation of virtual avatars in shared virtual spaces.

Facebook is planning to tap into augmented reality technology popularised by the hit smartphone game Pokemon Go. The apps that are built for the Facebook Camera today could wind up as the first versions of the apps you'd use with those glasses.

Earlier, Zuckerberg had said that Facebook was developing artificial intelligence to better flag content on the site. As The New York Times notes, Zuckerberg has always been disappointed that Facebook never built a credible smartphone operating system of its own.



Other news