Facebook has been working on new exciting future technologies for years and now, 2016 they´re about to show some of those for us.
- Oculus virtual reality (computing platform)
- Internet access from solar-powered planes & satellites
- AI research
Oculus virtual reality (computing platform)
Facebook believe virtual and augmented reality will be the next major computing platform that will change the way we all connect and communicate. Facebook says that the Oculus provides the best virtual reality experience in the world.
More information about the Oculus VR project here.
Internet access from solar-powered planes & satellites
FB is building a technology to connect everyone by beaming down internet access from solar-powered planes and satellites using lasers.
Facebook also say that they will soon have the first flight of their Aquila aircraft that has a wingspan larger than a Boeing 737, but weighs less than a car.
They are also working to launch a satellite into orbit to connect Sub-Saharan Africa this year.
Facebook has an AI research team that is making progress helping computers to see and understand things. They recently built a prototype that combines language and vision comprehension so it can answer questions about an image. As the image example show you they can distinguish between a snowboard and a person.
Facebook also says they´re using AI to help blind people in their community experience their friends’ photos by having their systems describe the scenes.
Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg said earlier that he´s also doing his own personal challenge to build a simple AI to help run his home and help with the daily work.
I think we´re all excited about all the new things that happen on Facebook!