Facebook announces the first smart AR glasses and is fixing the release date
Facebook announces the first smart AR glasses and is fixing the release date

Facebook announced today, Wednesday, that its partnership with Luxottica, one of the world's largest optical eyeglasses companies that produces Ray-Ban glasses, will launch its first smart glasses in 2021.

Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Facebook, said during a live broadcast of the Facebook Connect event, which promoted virtual reality and augmented reality products online, “After you and your team visited the factory, I realized that our good partners are the ones who can help you adopt the best technology. . "

As part of the partnership between Facebook and Luxottica (which was first reported to CNBC last year), the two companies will manufacture the glasses as part of their multi-year partnership.

“I can't provide complete product details at this time, but this is really the next step in developing AR glasses,” Zuckerberg said. "The glasses are very nice, too," he added.

Zuckerberg also announced that the company plans to launch Project Aria, a research device the company will use to learn while developing its smart consumer glasses.

Facebook's Andrew Bosworth (Andrew Bosworth), Equipment Manager at Facebook, said: Starting in September, Facebook employees and contractors will be wearing glasses at Project Aria headquarters and sites. Media fame. He added: The glasses do not have augmented reality features and therefore cannot be sold. These glasses capture video, audio, eye tracking, and websites that Facebook can use to develop smart augmented reality glasses.

“This is a research tool that will help us understand how to create the software and hardware required to make AR glasses in the real world,” Bosworth said. He explained that employees wearing Project Aria glasses will be trained to understand when and where to wear the search device.

He said: Fumbling like bathrooms is forbidden. Bosworth said that any sensitive information (like faces or license plates) will be deleted before the data collected is used for research purposes. Additionally, these employees wear clothes that are easily identifiable as Facebook employees.

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