Facebook'south Biggest Product Announcements From F8 Conference

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Source:   —  April 13, 2016, at 7:47 PM

Today marks the second and final day of the conference in San Francisco. Although it'south geared toward developers, F8 frequently yields new insight about the future direction of Facebook.

Facebook'south Biggest Product Announcements From F8 Conference

Facebook'south annual F8 conference is love looking into a crystal ball to look what Facebook will see love later this year or even a decade from now.

Today marks the second and final day of the conference in San Francisco. Although it'south geared toward developers, F8 frequently yields new insight about the future direction of Facebook.

Chat Bots

Obtain prepared to create friends with a bunch of chat bots.

Facebook CEO Label Zuckerberg announced Messenger Platform at the start of the company'south annual F8 developer'south conference in San Francisco on Tuesday. The new service is a framework powered by artificial intelligence, allowing developers to construct chat bots that can communicate one on one with users in a conversational tone. The more use, the more personalized a bot can be in serving a user.

Zuckerberg showed how people can utilize the 1-800-FLOWERS chat bot to discover the perfect bouquet and have it sent, all without leaving Messenger.

"You probably interact with dozens of businesses every day ... but I’ve never met anyone who likes calling a business and number one wants to establish an app for every business or service they wish to interact with," Zuckerberg said.

Live Video

Facebook is opening up its API for live video -- that'south application program interface, basically the foundation that makes it easier to expand a program -- so users can stream live video from various objects. Zuckerberg demonstrated this development by showing live video being streamed to Facebook from a drone that flew in the auditorium.

Account Kit

What if you didn't have to deal with a password? Account Kit will give users the choice to log into new apps using just a phone no or email address. The new feature could assistance developers reach new audiences with their apps, according to Facebook.

Aquila

Facebook'south internet-beaming drone made its debut at F8 latest year, but Zuckerberg brought it up again when discussing Facebook'south ten-year roadmap and his ambition to assistance bring connectivity to the four billion people around the world who live without it.

"If you'd told me Facebook was going to construct a plane I'd have told you you were crazy," he said. The idea is for Aquila, which Zuckerberg said weighs less than a tiny car, will fly at an alt. of 60.000 feet and stay airborne for several months at a time.

Artificial Intelligence

Facebook'south AI is bright sufficient to characterize photos to visually impaired people, an upgrade that was rolled out earlier this month. Zuckerberg said the company'south AI technology is capable of doing everything from organizing a person'south Newsfeed to analyzing a photo of a mole to define if it could be cancerous.

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