Facebook F8 : The VR and AR Perspective

We went to the Facebook F8 conference this week for the first time. If you’ve never heard of it, F8 is Facebook’s developer conference.

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We went to the Facebook F8 conference this week for the first time. If you’ve never heard of it, F8 is Facebook’s developer conference.

So as the title implies, we at PTE are VR and AR creators. So we went to F8 in search of our favorite toys: computer vision, Oculus Go, AR, and anything related to 3d. And let me tell you, it was nerd paradise. Let’s go over my highlights and impressions.

As a developer conference, F8 is mostly attended by various types of creators and some press. Unlike Apple, Facebook doesn’t have a bevy of launch events all year, so they use this one to launch their products. And launch they did!

Announcements

Day 1 was “big announcement for the press” day. So in the keynote, Mark Zuckerberg did a quick overview of everything new, and then some other execs dove in deeper.

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Now to the fun stuff. Facebook in general has some pretty interesting computer vision/3d scanning experimentation going on. If you combine that with their machine learning (called M), there are wonderful possibilities...

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