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Facebook launches Augumanted Reality camera effects platform

Facebook launches Augumanted Reality camera effects platform

Facebook also has plans to give a cutthroat competition to rival Microsoft's Slack.

CEO Mark Zuckerberg told the crowd not to expect all of these things to show up overnight but that the company continues to tweak and we will start seeing them roll out over the next several years.

A recent push by Facebook to add camera features to its suite of apps will help popularise AR, Mr Zuckerberg said.

"We're building further out beyond augmented reality, and that includes work around direct brain interfaces that one day will let you communicate using only your mind, although that stuff is pretty far out", he said. The company is touting Developer Circles as a community-driven program, and will offer a platform for users to share ideas, collaborate, build and learn about new technologies from Facebook and others in the industry.

Posting on his own Facebook profile after his speech, Zuckerberg said, "We all know where we want augmented reality to get: glasses or eventually contact lenses that look and feel normal and let you overlay all kinds of information and digital content on the real world".

So if you find it annoying now how people walk around staring at their phones - you've been warned.

Spaces is now in beta stage and allows Facebook users to hang out with their friends in VR environment.

Facebook just unveiled Spaces, a virtual reality platform where you can hang out with your friends in a digital dimension.

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AR Studio, which comprises of machine learning-powered face tracking, sensor data awareness and scripting APIs, allow developers to make use of Facebook's computing power to create experiences AR experiences without having to invest in the tech themselves, in turn giving Facebook a lead over Snapchat when it comes to mobile AR.

Relatively few of Facebook's 1.9 billion members are using Oculus's VR headset, which sells for about $US500 (or about $1,100 in Australia) and requires an expensive computer to make it work.

The Facebook Spaces experience is now available to anyone in possession of Oculus Rift VR goggles and its Touch controllers.

This interaction happens via chat-bots, which were rolled out at last year's developers' conference.

Another new addition to the Facebook Messenger extensions is Apple Music. The idea is simplify what might otherwise require a flurry of texts and sharing of links. You will be able to drop songs into a group chat.

Zuckerberg also briefly addressed a tragedy that took place earlier this week, when a man posted video of a murder on Facebook.

The offender killed himself during a police chase in Pennsylvania, ending a multi-state manhunt less than 48 hours after it began.


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