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Facebook wants you to be chattier with new chatbots

Sharon Gaudin | April 13, 2016
Zuckerberg also highlights A.I., Internet connectivity, virtual reality during F8 conference keynote.

As for A.I., Zuckerberg said Facebook wants to share its advances with other developers to help propel the technology forward.

"What's so exciting about A.I. today is that researchers are using a lot of the same technology we are using. Astronomers are finding new planets, Scientists are diagnosing diseases … We want to make it easier for you all to take advantage of all the advances we're making in A.I. When your A.I. systems get 10 times better, you can be 10 times better at diagnosing diseases. This way we can all make faster progress together."

Virtual reality also is a big research area for Facebook.

According to Zuckerberg, since the company started shipping the Gear VR late last year, hundreds of apps have been built for the platform and users have watched more than 200 million hours of video on it.

"Eventually, we'll have what look like normal-looking glasses that can give you virtual and augmented realty, overlaying images," he explained. "A lot of things we think about as physical objects, like a TV to display an image, will just be a one-dollar app that you use with your glasses."

 

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