Meta, formerly Facebook, has decided to scrap this year’s annual F8 conference to focus on other projects in development, such as building its metaverse concept.
“Similar to previous years, we are taking a break from programming and will not host F8 in 2022 while we establish new initiatives, all tailored for the next chapter of the internet and our company’s next chapter: building the “metaverse,” said Diego Duarte Moreira, Facebook’s director of startup and development programs.
When announcing the F8 pause, Moreira said Meta would be hosting an “inaugural business messaging event,” called Conversations, on May 19, and still had plans to host a Connect event in October. During last year’s Connect event, Facebook announced rebranded to Meta.
Last month, Meta founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg held a presentation focusing on his company’s efforts in build a metaverse with AI.
During the presentation, Zuckerberg unveiled Project CAIRaoke, which he describes as “a complete end-to-end neural model to build on top of device assistants. It combines the methodology behind BlenderBot with new conversational AI. best for better conversational capabilities.”
He said the company’s focus on using AI for the metaverse includes two areas of AI research: “Focused perception” and “an entirely new type of synthetic AI model.”
Other companies are also starting to build their own respective “metaverses”. Bored Ape Yacht Club founder announced Otherside metaverse project two weeks ago while Nvidia released the open beta of Diversified background by the end of 2020. Nvidia envisions an iteration of the metaverse that will provide 3D designers with a shared virtual world from which they can collaborate across different software applications and from geographical locations. different reasons.