Facebook CEO wants to augment your reality


Zuckerberg also showed off a number of new ways users will be able to tweak their photos, for instance, adding sharks that appear to swim around a cereal bowl, literally livening up one's Facebook feed.

Building on the launch of chatbots on Messenger at F8 a year ago, Facebook announced the new Discover tab, to find recently used bots, popular "experiences" and search for businesses.

Unlike Facebook, Snapchat is an app that puts camera first. Now, after replicating Snapchat's popular AR filters, Facebook is aiming to go one step further and use its army of developers to make this war more vicious. Now, this is act two: "giving developers the power to build all kinds of AR tools into the first augmented reality platform, the camera", he continued.

Zuckerberg said that it will take a while to roll some of these experiences out into the world, but developers can get started now, with a closed Beta version of its AR Studio software now launching. However, Zuckerburg also mentioned that the new AR tools will not magically transform users' experience.

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"Some of these effects are going to be fun", CEO Mark Zuckerberg said on stage at the developer conference, adding that "others are going to be useful".

The keynote presentation on Tuesday also saw the launch of the Places Graph which will provide access to data on over 140 million places including public spaces and parks, to restaurants, stores and other local businesses around the world.

According to TechCrunch, the company might announce more bots for Messenger groups and a platform so outsiders can build more features for the Facebook camera. "Over time, I think this is going to be a really important technology that really changes how we use our phones and eventually all technology".

What: Facebook's annual developer F8 has kicked off today at San Jose's McEnery Convention Center and continues tomorrow with meetups around the world. Expect updates on Messenger, WhatsApp, Instagram, Oculus, Facebook for Work, Facebook Lite, and the rest of the company's portfolio. "We're not using primitive tools today because we prefer primitive tools". Police say the alleged killer, Steve Stephens, took his own life on Tuesday. Such games will help define whole new genres of games, Zuckerberg said.