wordpress blog stats
Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

Typing with your brain, internet beaming drones and other highlights from F8 Day 2

Connectivity, augmented and virtual reality (AR, VR) and artificial intelligence (AI) dominated conversations on day two of Facebook developer conference: F8. The company laid out its plan for the next ten years, which include ways to connect remote areas with high speed internet, building visual experiences using AI, developing VR cameras and spectacles to experience AR and the ability to type using your brain. Building 8 The most significant announcement came from Building 8, Facebook's product development and research team. Led by Regina Dugan, the team is working on developing what the company calls silent speech communication, enabling computers to read human thought and turn them into words. The six-month-old project is led by Regina Duncan, former chief of Google's Advanced Technology and Products, and has 60 scientists and researchers working on the project. Building 8 is also working on a project to let people hear through their skins. Connectivity Facebook is investing heavily in research on Internet infrastructure, with Terragraph, a terrestrial wireless system to bring internet connectivity to dense urban, Aquila drones, to allow long distance communication, and Tether-tenna, a small helicopter tethered to a wire containing fiber, which can be deployed immediately to bring back connectivity in case of emergency. Much of the Internet connectivity infrastructure is currently owned by telecom companies. It makes sense for Facebook to invest in such technologies as its growth depends on more people being connected to the Internet. In India, Facebook has tied up with telecom companies to provide free WiFi in rural areas under the…

Please subscribe/login to read the full story.
Written By

MediaNama’s mission is to help build a digital ecosystem which is open, fair, global and competitive.

Views

News

Studying the 'community' supporting the late Sushant Singh Rajput (SSR) shows how Twitter was gamed through organized engagement

News

Do we have an enabling system for the National Data Governance Framework Policy (NDGFP) aiming to create a repository of non-personal data?

News

A viewpoint on why the regulation of cryptocurrencies and crypto exchnages under 2019's E-Commerce Rules puts it in a 'grey area'

News

India's IT Rules mandate a GAC to address user 'grievances' , but is re-instatement of content removed by a platform a power it should...

News

There is a need for reconceptualizing personal, non-personal data and the concept of privacy itself for regulators to effectively protect data

You May Also Like

News

Google has released a Google Travel Trends Report which states that branded budget hotel search queries grew 179% year over year (YOY) in India, in...

Advert

135 job openings in over 60 companies are listed at our free Digital and Mobile Job Board: If you’re looking for a job, or...

News

By Aroon Deep and Aditya Chunduru You’re reading it here first: Twitter has complied with government requests to censor 52 tweets that mostly criticised...

News

Rajesh Kumar* doesn’t have many enemies in life. But, Uber, for which he drives a cab everyday, is starting to look like one, he...

MediaNama is the premier source of information and analysis on Technology Policy in India. More about MediaNama, and contact information, here.

© 2008-2021 Mixed Bag Media Pvt. Ltd. Developed By PixelVJ

Subscribe to our daily newsletter
Name:*
Your email address:*
*
Please enter all required fields Click to hide
Correct invalid entries Click to hide

© 2008-2021 Mixed Bag Media Pvt. Ltd. Developed By PixelVJ