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Wednesday, 6 January 2016

2016 is a big year for launching the future technology we've been building - Facebook CEO, Mark Zuckerberg


First, our Oculus virtual reality product is open to pre-orders starting today after many years in development. We believe virtual and augmented reality will be the next major computing platform that will change the way we all connect and communicate. Oculus provides the best virtual reality experience in the world.

Second, we're building technology to connect everyone by beaming down internet access from solar-powered planes and satellites using lasers. We will soon have the first flight of our Aquila aircraft that has a wingspan larger than a Boeing 737 but weighs less than a car. It is shown below. We're also working to launch a satellite into orbit to connect Sub-Saharan Africa this year.


Third, our AI research team is making progress helping computers to see and understand. We recently built a prototype that combines language and vision comprehension so it can answer questions about an image. We're using AI to help blind people in our community experience their friends' photos by having our systems describe the scenes. I'm also doing my own personal challenge to build a simple AI to help run my home and help with my work. This is an area I'm personally very interested in long term.

This is the year a lot of what we're working on will start to be available to our community. I have personally spent a lot of time on these projects and I'm excited to share more about what we're building!

2016 is a big year for launching the future technology we've been building.
First, our Oculus virtual reality product is open to pre-orders starting today after many years in development. We believe virtual and augmented reality will be the next major computing platform that will change the way we all connect and communicate. Oculus provides the best virtual reality experience in the world.
Second, we're building technology to connect everyone by beaming down internet access from solar-powered planes and satellites using lasers. We will soon have the first flight of our Aquila aircraft that has a wingspan larger than a Boeing 737 but weighs less than a car. It is shown below. We're also working to launch a satellite into orbit to connect Sub-Saharan Africa this year.
Third, our AI research team is making progress helping computers to see and understand. We recently built a prototype that combines language and vision comprehension so it can answer questions about an image. We're using AI to help blind people in our community experience their friends' photos by having our systems describe the scenes. I'm also doing my own personal challenge to build a simple AI to help run my home and help with my work. This is an area I'm personally very interested in long term.
This is the year a lot of what we're working on will start to be available to our community. I have personally spent a lot of time on these projects and I'm excited to share more about what we're building!

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