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Facebook’s F8 developer conference in San Jose, California, is where the firm reveals to the world what is is working on in both the short and long term. This year’s event has been no different.
Mark Zuckerberg has announced a series of new features covering augmented reality, AI bots, and more far-fetched plans to close the gap between humans and machines. In particular, he wants Facebook users to be able to “type with their brains and hear with their skin.”
Possibly the most significant, immediate announcement from Zuckerberg was the launch of a new closed beta platform for AR features to compete with Snapchat, alongside Messenger features designed to encourage users to make the most of bots built by third parties.
Here are the highlights from Facebook’s F8 conference: