Facebook's Augmented Reality Engine Brings AI Right to Your Phone - WIRED

When Hussein Mehanna showed off a new incarnation of Facebook's Big Blue App back in November, it seemed a tiny improvement—at least on the surface. The app could transform a photo from your cousin's wedding into a Picasso or a Van Gogh or a ...and more »

Do you want to live in Facebook's AR world? (The 3:59, Ep. 213) - CNET

Facebook is making a big bet on AR. James Martin/CNET. It's Mark Zuckerberg's augmented reality world. Do you want to live in it? The Facebook CEO spelled out his vision for augmented reality at his company's F8 developer conference on Tuesday. It won ...and more »

Mark Zuckerberg Looks to a Post-Smartphone Future at Facebook F8 - Newsweek

Among the world's biggest technology companies, Facebook is lacking in one key area: Unlike Apple, Alphabet's Google, Amazon and Microsoft, Facebook has never produced a smartphone. In a saturated and stale market, it would make little sense for ...and more »

Facebook's new grand plan to draw you in - 89.3 KPCC

NPR reporter Aarti Shahani tested Facebook's new social VR platform. She requested an older avatar to represent her, but that was not available. Her guide "Phil" had her tour virtual cherry blossoms. /NPR. 156614 full ...and more »

Facebook F8: The Good, the Bad, and the Snapchat Clone - Barron's

On the first day of its developer conference, the company announced new features for messaging, virtual reality, and augmented reality. By. Emily Bary. April 19, 2017 11:50 a.m. ET. Text Size; Regular; Medium; Large. Facebook is trying to make virtual ...and more »

Mark Zuckerberg Bets Big On AR, Wants Facebook To Beat Apple & Google In Next Wave Of Tech Disruptions - Indiatimes.com

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is not happy with just being at the helm of a global social media giant. Instead, he wants to dig into other technology applications as well, especially augmented reality. Images courtesy: Facebook. At the company's F8 ...and more »

Facebook Unveils AR App Platform, Envisions Transformed Future - MediaPost Communications

Seeing immense opportunity where rivals have failed, Facebook is apparently ready to corner the business of augmented reality. At the heart of the effort is a new AR app marketplace, which CEO Mark Zuckerberg unveiled at Facebook's F8 conference, ...and more »

Recode Daily: O'Reilly on the way out, Zuckerberg on AR at F8 and Mossberg on the S8 - Recode

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg played around with augmented reality while preparing for his F8 keynote speech. Mark Zuckerberg / Facebook. Fox News may be ready to cut ties with Bill O'Reilly. Support from James and Lachlan Murdoch appears to be ...and more »

Eight visions of Facebook's future from its F8 conference - The Guardian

F8: where the whole world hears about the exciting new products coming from the House of Zuckerberg. Photograph: Noah Berger/AP. Facebook. Eight visions of Facebook's future from its F8 conference. Mark Zuckerberg's social network is betting big on ...and more »

Everything You Need to Know About Facebook's Latest Announcements - Fortune

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said Tuesday that the social networking giant is debuting a new platform—essentially a suite of developer tools—that coders can use to build augmented reality apps on top of Facebook's core service. Unlike companies such ...and more »