I Guess We’re All Speaking to Our Glasses Now

Undeterred by its many detractors, Meta remains to be attempting to make the metaverse occur. This week, the corporate held its annual Join developer convention at its headquarters in Menlo Park, California. Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg took to the stage to announce a brand new blended actuality headset, the Meta Quest 3, in addition to new good glasses made by Ray-Ban that permit the wearer livestream movies and work together with an AI-powered voice chatbot. Meta additionally confirmed off an array of celebrity-infused AI chatbots that may mimic big-name people like Snoop Dogg and Kendall Jenner. You would be forgiven for pondering all this feels slightly bit like an episode of Black Mirror.

This week on Gadget Lab, we discuss with WIRED senior AI author Khari Johnson concerning the blended actuality {hardware} Meta introduced this week, its voice-controlled good glasses, its bizarre new AI chatbots, and the place the corporate sits within the nice AI arms race.

Present Notes

Learn Khari’s story about Meta’s many AI chatbots. Learn Lauren’s story concerning the upcoming Meta Quest 3 headset and chatbot-enabled Ray-Ban Meta good glasses.


Khari recommends the brand new film The Creator. Lauren recommends the ‘90s film Sliding Doorways. Mike additionally recommends a ‘90s film, Dazed and Confused.

Khari Johnson might be discovered on social media @kharijohnson. Lauren Goode is @LaurenGoode. Michael Calore is @snackfight. Bling the principle hotline at @GadgetLab. The present is produced by Boone Ashworth (@booneashworth). Our theme music is by Photo voltaic Keys.

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