Meta has announced that the company is developing a digital voice assistant that will allow people to easily interact with physical devices.
CEO Mark Zuckerberg said this development is part of the company’s metaverse endeavors, which will see users interact virtually through the use of virtual reality headsets and augmented reality glasses.
Currently, the AI assistant does not have a name, but the company is referring to the project “Project CAIRoke.”
“When we have glasses on our faces, that will be the first time an AI system will be able to really see the world from our perspective — see what we see, hear what we hear and more,” said Zuckerberg.
He added that the company eventually wants the AI assistants to shift “between virtual and physical worlds.”
During a demo, Meta revealed how AI could play a role in the metaverse by showcasing “Builder Bot,” which is a feature that allows users to build their own virtual world just by describing what they want.
The advancement of Meta’s voice assistant is likely years from coming to fruition. Other companies have already become household names in this industry, including Amazon’s Alexa virtual assistant technology.