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Meta Provides Update on Its Efforts to Build the Metaverse


Artificial intelligence (AI), and more specifically the ability of algorithms to to learn and adapt, is going to be the key to unlocking many technological advancements necessary to design the devices and software of the metaverse, said Mark Zuckerberg, the boss of Meta, during an online public conference.

The founder of Facebook mentioned various issues, virtual assistants who will help people navigate the virtual and physical worlds automated translation technologies that will help to understand other people encountered in the metaverse.

For example, he showed the progress of AI in generating virtual elements from language. Represented as an avatar on a desert island, he made appear clouds, another island and coconut palms just by asking them out loud.

Aims for the metaverse

The metaverse already exists in a minimalist way in the form of video games, like Minecraft, Fortnite and Roblox, and virtual reality social platforms, such as Horizon Worlds and VRChat. In the latter, people meet not only to play, but also to interact and participate in events.

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Facebook, whose reputation has been tarnished by numerous scandals, renamed its parent company Meta in October 2021. But the social media giant may own Oculus – the leader in virtual reality (VR) headsets – it is not alone on this ground perceived as the future of the Internet.

Its neighbor Google was one of the first to make augmented reality glasses – a failure at the time – and is recruiting engineering specialists to build the foundations of immersive big computing, according to announcements on LinkedIn. Apple for its part bought several young shoots specializing in this sector and the rumor swells about a virtual reality headset from the apple brand.

Microsoft, for its part, already owns the Xbox and Minecraftand undertook to buy the Activision-Blizzard studios, in particular with a view to the metaverse.

Meta has plummeted in the stock market since the publication of its last quarterly results, which suffered from the stagnation in the number of users and from changes in the rules on online advertising targeting.

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The stock fell below $260 on Wednesday for the first time in almost two years.

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