As evidenced by Mark Zuckerberg’s recent visit on the Lex Fridman podcast, Meta’s dream of a metaverse may still be very much alive. In the metaverse on September 28, computer scientist Lex Fridman and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg had a one-hour chat using lifelike avatars. This was made possible using Meta’s Quest 3 headsets and noise-canceling headphones.
Users of social media, especially those from Crypto Twitter, expressed sincere admiration for the technology’s brilliance. The avatars are a part of Meta’s Codec Avatars project, which was first shown in 2019. Its goal is to use face-tracking headsets to build totally photorealistic real-time avatars.
The technique now requires pricey machine learning software and complete head scans with specialised equipment containing over 100 different cameras, according to Zuckerberg, who also noted that regular consumers may need to wait a few years before adopting their own realistic avatars. The business hopes to lower these obstacles in the future, maybe enabling the scans with a typical smartphone. This presentation comes after Meta recently unveiled Meta AI, an AI assistant that is incorporated into a number of chatbots, applications, and smart eyewear.